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NA body approves Pakistan Penal Code amendment bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on Thursday passed a bill titled “The Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill (Section 3), 2019”.

The 12th meeting of the NA Body on Interior was held in the committee room of National Data Base Registration Authority (NADRA) Headquarters on Thursday, with MNA Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz in chair.

The Bill titled “The National Counter Terrorism Authority (Amendment) Bill 2019″ was discussed and deferred till next meeting. Remaining Bills on the agenda were also deferred till next meeting due to the absence of the movers.

The committee recommended that NADRA may establish a registration center at Ibraheem Haidri, Karachi, for facilitation of the population specially the fishermen community.

Issues faced by the public in correction of minor errors in CINCs was also discussed and the committee decided to simplify the process involved in the rectification.

The committee called for an increase in the number of registration centers for better facilitation of public.

NADRA updated the committee about its working relating to Sehat Insaf Cards. NADRA is providing I.T help in issuance of the cards by processing data obtained from BISP (Benazir Income Support Programme) and providing it to State life for further action.

The committee raised the objection that undeserving people were getting Sehat Cards and decided to invite Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety Division and Health department for detailed discussion on the issue.

Committee members and MNA’s who attended the meeting included Sher Akbar Khan, Mehar Ghulam Muhammad Lali, Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar, Sardar Talib Hassan Nakai, Syed Iftikhar Ul Hassan, Syed Agha Rafiullh, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Abdul Qadir Patel, Mehboob Shah while senior officers from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Law and Justice, NADRA and ICT were also present.