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National Assembly Passes Three Government Bills

The National Assembly has been informed that the "civilian victims of terrorism (relief and rehabilitation) bill" has been prepared to provide compensation to civilian victims of terrorism.

Law Minister Mahmood Bashir Virk told the house during question hour that the bill has been forwarded to the concerned division for further processing.

Minister of State for Communication Muhammad Junaid Anwaar Chaudhry told the house that motorway projects are being executed with speed to improve connectivity in the country.

He said that Lahore-Abdul-Hakeem M-3, Gojra-Shorkot section of M-4, Shorkot-Khanewal, Lahore-Sialkot and Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 projects will be completed this year.

Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali told the house that no load-shedding is being carried-out. He said that due to theft on high loss feeders, load management is being carried out.

The house passed the bills including the Islamabad capital territory child protection bill 2017 and the juvenile justice system bill 2017 both the bills are meant to extend more protection to the children in general and especially who are homeless or orphans.

The bills were moved by the minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmad Tarar.

The house also adopted the National University of Technology Bill 2018, the bill was moved by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain.

To a call attention notice Minister for Capital Administration and Development Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that there are 14 thousand buildings and units that are under his ministry and 306 units have been identified this year for repair.

He said this year more than 35 million rupees have been allocated for this purpose.