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The National Assembly Session has been prorogued on Monday, the 15th August, 2022 |In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to rule 4 of the Parliament (Joint Sittings) Rules, 1973, the Hon. Speaker has been pleased to call a Joint Sitting on Thursday, the 20th October, 2022 at 4.00 p.m, instead of Thursday, the 22nd September, 2022 at 4.00 p.m. in the Parliament House, Islamabad. Committee Meetings:11:00 AM: 21st meeting of the SC on Housing and Works at Committee Room No.7, 4th floor Parliament House | 11:30 AM: 44th meeting of the SC on Interior at Constitution Room (Old Committee Room No.5) Parliament House | 11:30 AM: Economic Affairs Division at EAD, 3rd Floor, C-Block, Pak-Sectt, Islamabad | 01:30 PM: 146th meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) at Committee Room No.5 |

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Standing Committee on Law and Justice meets
Monday, 15th August, 2022

70th meeting of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice was held today under the Chairmanship of Ch. Mehmood Bashir Virk, MNA at 02:00 P.M. in Committee Room No. 7, (4th Floor), Parliament House, Islamabad.

The meeting started with a recitation from the Holy Quran. The Committee confirmed the Minutes of the previous meeting and deferred agenda No. 2 till its next meeting.

The Committee considered the Bill “The Inter-Governmental Commercial Transaction Bill, 2022 (Government Bill)”.  After detailed deliberations, the Committee unanimously recommended that the Bill may be passed by the Assembly.

The Committee considered the Bill “The Constitution (Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Government Bill); and deferred the same at the request of the Ministry.

The Committee considered the Bill, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (Section 5) moved by Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, MNA. Due to the non-availability of the Mover, Committee recommended that the Bill may not be passed by the Assembly.

The Committee did not consider the Bill, The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (Article 63-A) moved by Syed Javed Husnain, MNA and deferred the same at the request of the Mover.

The Committee considered the Bill, The National University of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2019. moved by Mr. Riaz Fatyana, MNA; Due to the non-availability of the Mover, Committee recommended that the Bill may not be passed by the Assembly.

The Committee considered the Bill, The Muslim Family Law (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (Section 5) moved by Ms. Shahida Rehmani, MNA, and deferred the same at the request of the Mover.

The Committee considered the Bill, The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (Article 84) moved by Syed Hussain Tariq, MNA, and deferred the same with the direction that the representative of the Ministry of law should be called to attend the next meeting to brief the Committee.

Hon. Members/MNAs/Movers Mr. Usman Ibraheem, Mr. Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha, Ms. Mehnaz Akbar Aziz, Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi, Mr. Qadir Khan Mandokhail, Ms. Aliya Kamran, Ms. Kishwar Zehra, Syed Javid Husnain, Syed Hussain Tariq, Minister for Law & Justice, Minister of State for Law and Justice, Additional Secretary Ministry of Law and Justice, along with their staff attended the meeting.