National Assembly passes Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) bill
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) bill, 2020.
It was moved by Minister for Law Farogh Naseem.
Taking the floor, the law minister said it was a historic day that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related legislation was being carried out with consensus in the larger interest of the country. He said whitening the economy and checking terror financing was important to take the country forward on the path of development. He said it was also aim of the government to simplify the legislation and ensure protection of fundamental rights of the people.
The National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution today urging the government that the name of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) should be written as “Hazrat Muhammad Rasool Allah Khatam-un-Nabiyyin Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam” in all official and non-official documents.
The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan.
The House has also passed the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020, The Control of Narcotic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Islamabad Capital Territory Trust Bill, 2020.
In another resolution, the House recommended that the speech of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam to the Constituent Assembly on the 11th August 1947 regarding minorities should also be made a part of the syllabus.
Responding to a Calling Attention Notice, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi said fishermen will be made part of Kamyab Jawan Program to build their capacity.
He said the fishermen can also benefit from the incentives given in the shipping policy announced recently to uplift this industry.
The Minister said efforts are afoot to exploit export potential of fisheries sector.