President Alvi ratifies 31 payments handed in joint sitting of Parliament

President Dr Arif Alvi signing the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill-2021 into law at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on December 1, 2021. — APP
President Dr Arif Alvi signing the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill-2021 into legislation at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on December 1, 2021. — APP

ISLAMABAD: A complete of 31 payments had been ratified by President Arif Alvi on Wednesday, which had been handed through the joint sitting of Parliament on November 17, together with the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill.

The payments

1. The Privatization Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021

2. The Port Qasim Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021

3. The Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, 2021

4. The International Court of Justice (Review and Re-Consideration) Bill, 2021

5. The SBP Banking Services Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

6. The Corporate Restructuring Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2021

7. COVID-19 (Prevention of Hoarding) Bill, 2021

8. The Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Bill, 2021

9. The Islamabad Capital Territory Charities Registration, Regulation and Facilitation Bill, 2021

10. The Islamabad Rent Restriction (Amendment) Bill, 2021

11. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2021

12. The Federal Public Service Commission (Validation of Rules), Bill, 2021

13. The Loans for Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Purposes Amendment Bill, 2021

14. The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021

15. The Islamabad Capital Territory Food Safety Bill, 2021, The Emigration (Amendment) Bill, 2021

16. The Pakistan Academy of Letters (Amendment) Bill, 2021

17. The Gwadar Port Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021

18. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2021

19. The Maritime Security Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2021

20. The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

21. The Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) (Amendment) Bill, 2021

22. The University of Islamabad Bill, 2021

23. The Al-Karam International Institute Bill, 2021

24. The National College of Arts Institute Bill, 2021

25. The Hyderabad Institute for Technology and Management Sciences Bill, 2021

26. Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Bill, 2021

28. The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2021

29. The Unani, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Practitioners (Amendment) Bill, 2021

30. The Muslim Family Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021

31. The Muslim Family Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021

President Alvi ‘pleased’ to signal ‘historic invoice’ for journalists

Speaking on the event the place he gave his assent to the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill to safeguard the rights of working journalists, President Arif Alvi stated he was “very happy” to signal the “historic bill”.

The president signed the laws at a ceremony attended by cupboard ministers and numerous journalists and media professionals.

The invoice focuses on defending the lives of journalists, saving them from harassment and torture, and guaranteeing their welfare by giving services of life and medical insurance.

The president stated for the final 60-70 years, journalists had raised points, after which, mafias of all types killed, harassed, and tortured them.

The president underlined the necessity for a tradition of tolerance for journalists as a result of they had been solely doing reporting and disseminating info.

President Alvi stated he was knowledgeable {that a} consensus was constructed among the many stakeholders on the invoice. “Everybody is unanimous in protecting the rights of journalists,” he stated.