Standing Committee on Law and Justice meets

Islamabad, December 28, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Standing Committee on Law and Justice met today at 11:00 a.m in Committee Room No. 7, Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk, MNA to consider the following agenda:-

i) “The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2015 {Amendment of Article 63 Insertion of Article 63-B} (Moved by Mr. Muhammad Raza Hayat Hiraj, MNA).

ii) “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2014” {Amendments of Article 51 and 106} (Moved by Ms. Asiya Nasir, MNA).

iii) “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015” {Amendment of Article 92(1)} (Moved by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, MNA).

iv) “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015” (Amendment of Article 260} (Moved by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, MNA).

v) Any other item with permission of the Chair.

The Standing Committee after recitation of Holy Quran, took up the Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2015 {Amendment of Article 63 Insertion of Article 63-B} moved by Mr. Muhammad Raza Hayat Hiraj, MNA for consideration. However, the Committee decided to defer the Bill in question keeping in view absence of Mr. Muhammad Raza Hayat Harraj, MNA/Mover.

Thereafter, the Committee took up the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2014 {Amendments of Article 51 and 106} moved by Ms. Asiya Nasir, MNA for enhance of a seat or seats in Balochistan Province. The Committee observed that enhance of a seat or seats will not help the Province of Balochistan and amendment in the Constitution cannot be carried out without its approval from Senate as well. Thereafter, the Committee unanimously decided to defer the deliberation on the Bill in question till the census of population in Balochistan is carried out by March, 2016.

Moreover, the Committee considered the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015” {Amendment of Article 92(1)} and the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015” (Amendment of Article 260} moved by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, MNA. The Committee after consideration of the both Bills recommended to reject them.

MNAs Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf, Mr. Muhammad Moeen Wattoo, Sardar Muhammad Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa, Ms. Kiran Haider, Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sherazi, Mr. Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar, Ms. Shagufta Jumani, Eng. Ali Muhammad Khan Advocate, Ms. Munaza Hassan, Mr. S.A. Iqbal Quadri, Moulana Muhammad Khan Sherani, Ms. Aisha attended the meeting in which Movers Ms. Asiya Nasir, MNA and Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani were also present.

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