Army Act 1952 amends bill also tabled
Amendments in 28th Constitutional amendment bill 2017 aimed at extending tenure of military courts has been presented in National Assembly here on Monday. The amendments in Pakistan Army Act 1952 bill has also been presented in National Assembly. Law Minister Zahid Hamid presented the amendments in NA. Pakhtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party Chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai has opposed the bills. The voting for the passage of the 28th Constitutional amendment will be held on Wednesday
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Law Zahid Hamid said that the government will fulfill the commitment of formation of Parliamentary Committee on National Security. Law Minister Zahid Hamid also presented before the House “The Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill, 2017” for consideration.
Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the House during question hour that politics should not be done on the verification process of Computerized National Identity Cards.
To a question, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Ibadullah told the House that China is agreed to form a mechanism on the development of hydro projects along the North Indus River including the Diamer-Bhasha Hydropower project. He said both sides have agreed that preliminary work should be done as soon as possible on the development hydro projects.
To another question, he said Keti Bunder Sea Port Development Project has been included in CPEC project.Answering a question, Ibadullah said that Rail-Based Mass Transit Systems in provincial headquarters has been included in the CPEC portfolio.
He said these systems include Lahore Orange Line Metro Mass Transit Project, Karachi Circular Railway, Greater Peshawar Region Mass Transit System and Quetta Mass Transit System.
Replying to a question, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan said that adhoc relief will be given to government employees and pensioners in the upcoming budget in proportion with the inflation.—SABAH