Islamabad: The National Assembly Wednesday adopted a resolution extending the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance 2014 for another one hundred and twenty days. The resolution was moved by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid.
The Minister said it is very important bill for the defence and security of country and the prime minister has given directions to get it passed through consensus.
The opposition staged walk out from the house over the extension of Protection of Pakistan Ordinance.
The House also adopted another resolution extending the Gas Theft Control and Recovery Ordinance, 2014 for a further period of one hundred and twenty days.
The resolution to this effect was moved by Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahzadi Umarzadi Tiwana.
Later, the House resumed debate on the law and order situation in the country with particular reference to the acts of violence occurred during the last few weeks.
Earlier, the house was informed on Wednesday that the government has accelerated the exploration of indigenous gas in the country to meet the demand and supply gap.
Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahzadi Umarzadi Tiwana told the House during Question Hour that licenses have been issued for exploration of oil and gas at 43 blocks during the last three months.
She said there is no ban on domestic gas connections. The ban has only been imposed on the new industrial and commercial gas connections in view of the huge gap between demand and supply of natural gas.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House that it is utmost effort of the government to provide timely funding to the National Highway Authority
for the completion of its ongoing road projects.
The house passed a unanimous resolution calling upon the provincial governments to prepare a plan of action for protection of street children.
The resolution moved by Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada expressed its deep appreciation for the team that won Bronze medal in Street Child Football World Cup in Brazil. Players of the Street Child Football team also witnessed the proceedings of the House.