Islamabad, 8th February, 2018;
45th meeting of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice was held today under the Chairmanship of Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf, MNA.
The meeting started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Then, the Committee decided to proceed with the agenda.
The Committee unanimously confirmed the minutes of its previous meetings held on 25-10-2017 and 25-01-2018. The members of the committee jointly congratulated the Hon. Chairman for his appointment as chairman.
Regarding agenda item Number 2, it was informed by the Ministry that letters has been issued to all the concerned Bar Councils and it will be placed before the committee as and when it will be received to the Ministry. The Committee was briefed about the budgetary proposal of the ministry relating to the public sector development program (PSDP) for the financial year 2018-19. After detailed deliberations the committee approved the proposals however the PSDP regarding the National Accountability Buru was deferred till its next meeting. The Committee considered all the Bills relating the National Accountability Ordinance. After detailed deliberations the committee decided to defer the same till its next meeting.
The Committee considered the Bills “The Evening Courts Bill, 2017(Government Bill) and “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Amendment in Article 25A) Moved by Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khatak, MNA and decided that the Bills may be deferred till its next meeting for deliberations.
The Committee considered the Bills “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017” (Amendment of Article 51 and 106 of the Constitution) Moved by Mr. Tariq Christopher Qaiser, MNA. After detailed deliberations the committee decided to recommend that the Bill may not be passed by the Assembly.
Hon. Members/MNAs/Movers Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, Mr. Muhammad Moeen Wattoo, Ms. Kiran Haider, Syed Imran Ahmad Shah, Ms. Shagufta Jumani, Eng. Ali Muhammad Khan Advocate, Ms. Aisha Syed, Dr. Arif Alvi, and Sheikh Salahuddin attended the meeting besides the minister for law and justice and senior officers from the Ministry of Law and Justice with their staff.