NA: (Uninterrupted gas supply being ensured to domestic consumers: NA told)


ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that uninterrupted gas supply is being provided to the domestic consumers and there was no curtailment in this regard.

Replying to calling attention notice by Haji Mohammad Akram Ansari and others, Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahzadi Umarzadi Tiwana said a mechanism can be evolved to facilitate the industry through LNG.

She said a countrywide campaign will begin from Wednesday (Nov 25) to create awareness regarding elimination of violence against women.

On points of order Sahibzada Tariqullah, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Ali Mohammad Khan, Moeen Wattoo, Mian Abdul Mannan, Shireen Mazari and Chaudhry Mohammad Ashraf condemned the executions of opposition political leaders in Bangladesh.

They urged the government to highlight matter on international level. They also demanded that the matter should be taken to International Court of Justice. Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Abid Sher Ali and Moeen Wattoo paid homage to late Makhdoom Amin Fahim and lauded the services of Amin Faheem for the country and democracy.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed told the House that a new package for deceased government employees’ has been prepared and will be implemented soon after the approval of Prime Minister.

He said enhanced financial assistance has been proposed in the package and employment to one of the children of the deceased employee has also been recommended.

The House adopted resolutions urging the government to take immediate steps for implementation of deceased employees’ package, construction of new water reservoirs, establish a women university in Buner and immediate action against the sale of counterfeit drugs and medicines in the federal capital.

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Dr. Shireen Mazari and others regarding losing the vote by Pakistan to get the membership of Human Rights Council in Geneva, Minister for SAFRON Abdul Qadir Baloch said Pakistan remained member of the Council for three times. He said the missions have been directed to increase their efforts so that Pakistan may not face such defeat in future.

Different private members bills were introduced in the National Assembly on Tuesday. These included, “The code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2015”, “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015) Amendment of Article 175”.

“The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2015”, “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Insertion of Article 198” and “The Pakistan Baitul Mal Amendment Bill, 2015” were also introduced in the House. The chair referred these Bills to the Standing Committees concerned. The House will now meet today (Wednesday).