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Services act amendment bill passed in the Senate


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

08th Jan, 2020. 03:18 pm
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Services act amendment bill has passed with the majority in the Senate.

Pakitan’s Senate approved three bills for the regulation of tenures of three chiefs.

Senate approved the amendment in the bill and approved the extensions of the chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air staff, chief of naval staff and the Chairman of the Joint session of Staff Committee.

The legislation is waiting for the President of Pakistan to make the bill convert in the law.

The senate lasted for 20 minutes. The committee was chaired by Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

Although there were some minor protests in the committee, major political parties voted in the favor.

The bills are Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill, 2020, Pakistan Air Force (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Pakistan Navy (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

On Tuesday, the NA gave its approval to the three bills formalizing the length of tenure of the three services chiefs.

However, some opposition lawmakers, including MNAs from the Jamaat-e-Islami, the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl and representatives from erstwhile Fata walked out in protest over the bills.

They had earlier announced they would not be supporting the bills on principle.

The bills will become law once Senate forwards them to the president and he signs off on them.

Yesterday, the House passed a bill regarding amendments to Pakistan Air Force Act 1953 and Pakistan Navy Ordinance 1961.

The session of the NA held with Speaker Asad Qaiser in the National Assembly.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also attended the session.

The bill supported by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the main Opposition Parties Pakistan Muslim

League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

 

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