NA (List of 129 industrial units prepared for privatisation, NA informed)


Islamabad: The National Assembly was informed that a list of 129 industrial units has been prepared for privatization.

This was stated by the Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan during question hour of the House.

He informed that the government is also restructuring different units for privatization.

He told the House that a comprehensive law titled “The Corporate Rehabilitation Bill” has been drafted by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and is under process of enactment.

To a question, Minister of State for Interior Mohammad Balighur Rehman told the House that the government is making efforts for the safety of journalists.

He said the government is fully committed to uphold freedom of expression in the country and the press and media enjoy absolute freedom. He pointed out that as a result of government’s seriousness to combat terrorism, the law and order situation has improved and overall crimes have decreased.

To a question, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan informed the House that an effective policy is being implemented to stop those coming to Pakistan for illegal activities.

He said steps have been taken to take action against those immigrants involved in illegal activities in the country.

The Minister said the government is bringing new policies regarding ECL, arms licenses, security agencies and issuance of visas. He said a policy regarding security agencies will be announced within two months under which the security agencies will be bound to provide services to its clients according to the agreement.

He said the government will double the number of passport offices and these will be established on merit wherever required.