National Assembly Session

National Assembly resumed its session at the Parliament House Islamabad, with Speaker Asad Qaiser in the chair.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan laid before the house the annual report of Pakistan Information Commission for the period 1st January 2020 to 30th November 2020.

The National Assembly was informed today that Pakistan’s notified borders with Afghanistan are open for trade and business activities.

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Gul Dad Khan and others in the house, Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Shaukat Ali Said the notified borders are Torkham, Chaman, Badini, Angur Ada, Ghulam Khan and Kharlachi.

The movers of the calling attention emphasized the need for enhancing trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. They said more crossing points should be opened between the two countries to achieve the objective.

Minister for Energy Omer Ayub Khan laid before the house the regulation of generation, transmission and distribution of electric power amendment ordinance 2021.

Two bills were also laid before the house today. These included: the Muslim family laws amendment bill and the national commission on the rights of child amendment bill. The chair referred the bills to the standing committees concerned.