Amid Opposition’s protest, Senate approves NAB Amendment, journalists’ safety payments

Amid Oppositions protest, Senate approves NAB Amendment, journalists protection bills

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday authorized a number of payments, together with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2021 and journalists’ safety invoice, amid protests by the Opposition.

The Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals invoice was launched by Federal Minister for Information Dr Shireen Mazari. It was handed after 35 votes got in its favour and 29 towards it.

An impartial group led by Senator Dilawar Khan additionally supported the federal government in its bid to have the invoice handed.

The Opposition protested the federal government’s resolution to incorporate the invoice as a further merchandise in immediately’s agenda, as Opposition lawmakers shouted “Rubber Stamp Parliament unacceptable”.

Mazari stated that it had taken the ministry one yr to formulate the invoice.

The NAB Amendment invoice was introduced by Federal Minister for Law Dr Farogh Naseem. “This bill is not being passed for a single person, rather, it is for everyone across the board,” he stated.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Ali Mohammad Khan, introduced the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Amendment invoice which was additionally authorized by the Senate.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani was compelled to adjourn the session after Opposition lawmakers, incensed on the payments being authorized, surrounded the Speaker’s dias and tore copies of the day’s agenda.