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Nationwide Meeting approves journalist safety invoice

National Assembly approves journalist protection bill
The Nationwide Meeting Monday gave its nod to the Safety of Journalists and Media Professionals Invoice, 2021.The invoice paves technique to set up an unbiased fee for the safety of journalists and media professionals.

Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, who had moved the invoice on Might 21 this yr, stated the invoice was okayed by the standing committee on human rights headed by PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. “I thank the Opposition for his or her cooperation within the passage of the invoice,” she stated.

An unbiased fee can be established to inquire into complaints in opposition to threats or acts of torture, killing, violent assaults, pressured disappearance and arbitrary arrests.

The stories of the fee could be laid earlier than the parliament via the Ministry of Human Rights. It will present for measures to actively examine, prosecute and punish acts of violence and any threats to journalists offering safety of their lives.

The Nationwide Meeting additionally handed the Nationwide Accountability (Modification) Invoice, 2021, which offers for an extension within the tenure of the Prosecutor Normal of NAB.

The NA additionally handed the Safety Towards Harassment of Girls on the Office (Modification) Invoice, 2021 and the Nationwide Fee on the Rights of Little one (Modification) Invoice, 2021.

The Minister for Regulation and Justice additionally laid Nationwide Accountability (Second Modification) Ordinance, 2021 (Ordinance No. XXIII of 2021 and the Nationwide Accountability (Third Modification) Ordinance, 2021 (Ordinance No. XXVI of 2021).

The minister additionally tabled the Islamabad Capital Territory Charities Registration, Regulation and Facilitation Invoice, 2021 and the Covid-19 Invoice, 2021.

The opposition members twice identified to lack of quorum within the Home. The Home was present in order on the first try made by Agha Rafiullah. Nonetheless, the proceedings have been adjourned after one other PPP member raised the query of lack of quorum.