On Thursday, the National Assembly was told that the proposal to increase fine penalties for over-speeding on motorways and highways was put on hold due to concerns posed by transporters.
In response to a point of order, Communication Minister Murad Saeed made it clear that the plan to raise traffic fines is not intended to increase revenue, but to protect the lives of innocent people on the highways.
He said that this strategy will be enforced after trust and comprehensive media briefing for all stakeholders.
Responding to a host of points of order, Murad Saeed said Prime Minister Imran Khan is vociferously pleading the case of Kashmiris at international forums, in addition to striving hard for the Muslim Ummah’s unity and ending the expression of hatred toward Muslims.
He said Imran Khan volunteered to declare himself as Kashmiri’s ambassador and raise his voice at the UN.
The Minister also informed the House that instructions to protect the rights of sugarcane growers were issued to the Ministries of Industry and Food.
Murad Saeed also told the House that Miranshah Bazar’s traders were paid compensation.
He said the people of the former FATA made great sacrifices for Pakistan, but they were kept deprived and now the government of the PTI is taking every step to facilitate them.
He said that the quota of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s merged districts in medical schools was increased as promised when they were merged into the province.