Senate passes amendment to environmental bill 2020


Staff Reporter


The Senate on Monday passed “The Pakistan Environmental Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2020” introducing twelve other bills during the session.
The Senate resumed its session at Parliament House with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair. The Bill was moved by Senator Faisal Javed Khan. The Bill aims to amend the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997. Twelve bills were also introduced during the session. The chair referred the bills to the Senate standing committees concerned. The House also passed five resolutions.First resolution recommended that the government should take immediate steps including public awareness campaign and strengthening of screening mechanism in banks to control the circulation of fake currency notes of 1000 and 5000 rupees which are almost similar to the original notes and to take stern action against the criminals involved in manufacturing.

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