Senate adopts four resolutions, introduced four bills

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Senate adopted four private members’ resolutions on Monday and disposed of a resolution because the mover did not press for it after the reply from the government.

The resolutions passed by the House demanded the government to take steps for operating Pakistan International Airline flights between Peshawar and Lahore on regular basis, provision of internet services across Balochistan, ensuring meaningful representation to women in federal government entities and ensuring equitable lending by the commercial banks in the small provinces of the country.

A resolution about vaccination of law enforcing personnel was disposed of after the reply from State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan about it.
The minister said vaccination of the law enforcing personnel was underway as they were serving on front line and ensuring implementation on Standard Operating Procedures issued by the government during pandemic.

Meanwhile, The Senate of Pakistan on Monday referred four important private members’ bill to the relevant committees for further consideration.

The bill introduced in the House includes the Guardians and Wards (Amendment) Bill, 2021; the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021] (Amendment of Article 59); the Islamabad Rent Restriction (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, 2021.

Another bill – the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021] (Amendment of Article 89) – was deferred on the request of mover who was not present in the House at the time of its consideration.