Eight key bills passed in PA during 8 days: Raja



Staff Reporter

Punjab Law and Cooperatives’ Minister Raja Basharat said that eight bills of important nature and public interest have been passed during the eight-day session of the Punjab Assembly.

While commenting on the proceedings of the recent session of the Punjab Assembly on Friday, the minister said that the establishment of a regularization commission for illegal housing societies would help the people get their lost money back.

Raja Basharat said that other bills passed included Punjab Privatization Repeal Bill, Lahore Ring Road Authority Bill 2021, Punjab Stamp Amendment Bill 2021, Institute of Management and Applied Sciences Khanewal, University of South Asia and Aspire University Bill.

He vowed that the Punjab Assembly would enact record legislation in the current parliamentary year as it did in the last three years.

Meanwhile, the 72nd meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative Business was held under the chairmanship of Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat in which 13 agenda items of various departments were considered.

The Committee okayed Local Department’ transition plan from Punjab Local Government Act 2019 to PLG Act 2013 in the light of the judgement passed by the Supreme Court.

Committee permitted for preparation of rules and regulations for leasing out government land for corporate farming in the province under CPEC.

The Energy Department was allowed under the Federal Renewable Energy Policy 2020 to send future projects of 6645 MW in Punjab to the Federal Steering Committee for approval.

The committee approved the name of Haroon Akbar for the post of chairperson of Lahore Transport Company.

Agreeing with the nomination of Mujahid Pervez Chatha and Noman Ansari for the Board of Directors of Punjab Thermal Power Company, the proposal to reconstitute the Board of Governors of the Punjab Public Library was also approved.

Cabinet Committee referred the proposal of mortgaging the project land of the Quaid-i-Azam Thermal Company to the sub-committee for further consideration.

Meanwhile, Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Mir Khalilur Rehman’s wife and mother of Mir Shakeelur Rehman, Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group.

In his condolence message, Abdul Aleem Khan prayed that may Allah Almighty grant her place in heaven and courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.


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