WEB DESK: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed “The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015”, aimed at rationalizing and reorganizing the local government system in the federal capital.
The Bill was moved by Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman.The bill has already been passed by the Senate with amendments.
The bill, among other things, envisages holding of local government elections in Islamabad on party basis.
Further, the National Assembly was told that the national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), has recently signed an agreement with ABRIC Leasing Company in Ireland to acquire ATR-72-500 Turboprop on dry lease for a period of eighty years.
“Two aircraft have already been delivered to PIA, while the remaining three are expected to be delivered soon,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the session. The three aircraft are set to operate on different domestic routes.
The House will now meet on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.