Senate: (Senate passes two bills amending The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Act, 1969)


ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday also passed unanimously two bills amending The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Act, 1969.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed who moved the bills clarified that after amendments, the benefit under Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance scheme would be available to spouse and family members of the deceased retired employees even beyond the age of seventy years.

They would be entitled to these benefits for 15 years irrespective of the age of the deceased. The House also passed the Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015.

Presenting motion for passage of bill, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said the government plans to establish universities at every district headquarters.