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Meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior
Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

Islamabad, 24thDecember, 2019; 15th meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior was held today under the Chairmanship of Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, MNA in Committee Room of NADRA HQ, Islamabad.

The meeting commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran. The bill titled “The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2019 (moved by Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, MNA)was passed by the Committee. The Committee directed Ministry to submit implementation statuses of pending recommendations of the Committee. The issue of granting dual nationality to Pakistanis living in Malaysia was discussed; the Ministry informed that the Government is planning to start negotiation with the Government of Malaysia on the issue of granting dual nationality to Pakistanis.

Fraud (alleged) by the Jammu & Kashmir Cooperative Society and submitting wrong answer on the floor of the House was also discussed in the meeting. The representative of the Society informed the Committee that 54 plots were not in the revised layout plan, for which the previous Society is responsible and inquiry may be initiated against it. The Committee directed the Ministry to submit a report on the issue. The Society and the Registrar were also asked to submit detailed report on the issue alogwith all supporting documents. The Committee asked the Circle Registrar to submit information about administrators of the Cooperative Society who served in different tenures and also submit detail of projects including how many people were allotted plots. The Committee also directed the Circle Registrar to submit detail regarding Societies against which action was taken due to frauds committed by them; amount or land recovered from them.

The Committee showed its concerns over the frauds committed by Cooperative societies, and decided to hold a separate meeting on this crucial issue which has resulted in loss of billions of rupees to public. Cooperative Societies use name of Government organizations to deceive people. The Committee directed the Circle Registrar to submit detail of all registered companies/societies.

Honorable Members/MNAs/Movers Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, Mehar Ghulam Muhammad Lali, Mr. Raza Nasrullah, Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood, Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar, Sardar Talib Hassan Nakai, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Nawabzada Shazain Bugit, Syed Agha Rafiullh, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Mr. Asmatullah, Ms. Asma Qadeerand the senior officers from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Law and Justice, and FIA attended the meeting.