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NA Standing Committee on Interior meets
Thursday, 18th February, 2021

Islamabad, 18th February, 2021; 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior was held today under the Chairmanship of Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, MNA, in the Constitution Room, Parliament House, Islamabad.

The meeting commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran. The Bill titled “The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Section 500 A) (moved by Mr. Amjad Ali Khan, MNA)” was reconsidered by the Committee, after detailed discussion the Bill was deferred till the next meeting for further deliberation. The National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020" (Moved by Mr. Muhammad Akhter Mengal, MNA), was deferred till the next meeting. The Committee considered the Bill titled “The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Section 298) (moved by Moulana Abdul Akber Chitrali, MNA)”, the Committee was informed that response on the Bill from the Provinces is still awaited, so the Committee decided to defer the Bill till the next meeting.

The Bill titled “The National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Section 35) (moved by Moulana Abdul Akber Chitrali, MNA)”, was considered by the Committee, and the Committee decided to defer the Bill till the next meeting. The Bill titled “The Islamabad Rent Restriction (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Section 11) (moved by Ms. Nusrat Wahid)” was deferred as the mover did not attend the meeting. The Bill titled “The Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Section 375) (moved by Ms. Shazia Marri)” was deffered as the mover did not attend the meeting.

The Deputy Chief Development, Ministry of Interior, briefed the Committee regarding the budgetary proposals relating to Public Sector Development Project (PSDP) for the financial year 2021-22. The Committee was informed that the PSDP included 166 projects with 45 on-going and 121 new projects. Total funds demanded for the PSDP amount to Rs. 31329.86 million out of which Rs.11771.70 million are for completing on-going projects while Rs. 19508.15 million are demanded for new projects. The PSDP for the financial year 2021-22 was unanimously approved by the Committee. The Committee directed to give priority to completion of on-going projects.

Honorable Members/MNAs/Movers Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, Mr. Rahat Aman Ullah Bhatti, Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Nawabzada Shazain Bugti, Mr. Mohammad Pervaiz Malik, Mr. Nadeem Abbas, Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel, Mr. Amjad Ali Khan, Moulana Abdul Akber Chitrali and the senior officers from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Law and Justice, ICT Police, Passport and Immigration, NADRA, Capital Development Authority attended the meeting.