ISLAMABAD:(APS)July 21, 2016-The Senate today passed a unanimous condemnation resolution strongly denouncing the recent terrorist attack in Madina Munawara, Saudi Arabia.
The resolution moved by Hafiz Hamdullah expressed complete solidarity with the bereaved families. It said that the attackers are the enemy of whole Muslim Ummah and they have no religion.
The resolution demanded to evolve a joint strategy to combat and eradicate the curse of extremism.
The Senators today strongly condemned the Indian forces brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and called upon the international community to take notice of the human rights violations in the held territory.
They were speaking on an adjournment motion moved by Sassui Palijo, Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Sirajul Haq, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chaudhary Tanvir Khan and Sherry Rehman.
They said that Kashmir issue is an incomplete agenda of division of the subcontinent. They said the government should convene an international Kashmir conference to discuss the issue. They said it is not an issue of Kashmiris rather an issue of humanity.
They said that durable peace in South Asia is not possible without the solution of the Kashmir issue.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh regarding the recent data issued by Labour Force Survey 2014-15 according to which 3.7 million minors/children between the ages of 10 to 17 years are involved in child labour, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told the House that Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis is in close liaison with the provinces and the Interior Ministry do proper legislation.
He said the governments of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have done legislation in this regard while a programme in Balochistan underway and Sindh has allocated funds for the eradication of child labour.
He said the government is making all possible efforts for the elimination of child labour from the country.
Replying to a question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House that during the last fiscal year two billion rupees were allocated for the Lowari Tunnel project while 4.5 billion rupees were incurred during this period.
He said seventy percent work has been completed and the project will be completed by June next year.
To a question, he said 422 million rupees have been incurred on the Takht Bhai Flyover project so far.
Minister of State for Education and Professional Trainings Muhammad Balighur Rehman informed the House that under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme 25000 youth were trained in different fields through Vocational Training Centres.
He said under the Prime Minister’s directives the number has been increased to 50000 youth to be trained all over the country annually.
Responding to a question, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said that 18 meetings of Council of Common Interests have been convened. He said National Finance Commission Award was never discussed in these meetings because NFC is dealt by the Finance Division being NFC Secretariat.
To a question, the Minister said that 947718 persons were sent to different countries during the last one year. He said the workers are sent under a laid down procedure. He said work is underway for sending one hundred thousand workers to Qatar.
The Upper House passed four bills today.
“The Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) (Amendment) Bill, 2016”. The bill provides to amend the Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, 2001.
The House passed “The Credit Bureaus (Amendment) Bill, 2016”. The bill provides to amend the Credit Bureaus Act, 2015.
The Senate also passed “The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2016”.
The bill provides to amend the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Act, 1997 and “The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2016”. The bill provides to amend the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act, 2015.