Ruckus in Joint Session As Govt Presents FATF-Related Bills

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

16th Sep, 2020. 06:30 pm
Ruckus in Joint Session As Govt Presents FATF-Related Bills

A joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate is currently underway to vote on crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related Bills.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser is charging a session and Prime Minister Imran Khan is also present there.

As soon as the meeting started, Babar Awan moved a motion for Waqf Property Bill 2020 which was passed by the Speaker on which the opposition recorded its protest.

During the protest, the opposition said that its members were not being counted properly and the bill was being passed in a hurry.

During the same commotion, PPP MPA Agha Rafiullah also clashed with his government members.

Senior PPP leaders Naveed Qamar and Sherry Rehman are protesting in front of the Speaker’s dice while the opposition chanted slogans in the House ‘Respect the vote’.

Following the opposition’s protest, the members were recounted and even after the recount, the motion to introduce the Islamabad Waqf Property Bill was passed by a majority.

There were 200 votes in favour of the movement and 190 against.

Later, the process of clause-wise approval of the bill was started but in the meantime, the opposition members remained standing on their seats and continued to record protests on which the Speaker agreed to conduct a recount.

It may be recalled that the National Assembly had yesterday passed the third Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill 2020 related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by a majority vote.

According to the Anti-Terrorism Third Amendment Bill 2020, the investigating officer will, with the permission of the court, use certain techniques to track the supply of funds to terrorism within 60 days. included.

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