Senate passes eight bills unanimously

ISLAMABAD: The Senate passed unanimously eight bills during the second private Members Day of its ongoing 123rd session here on Monday.

The bills include the Witness Protection, Security and Benefit 2016; the Law Reforms(Amendment) Bill, 2016; the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2016; the Code of Civil Procedure(Amendment) Bill 2016; the Supreme Court(Number of Judges)(Amendment) Bill, 2016; the Anti Terrorism Act (Amendment) Bill 2016; the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2016.

These bills were moved by Leader of the House in the Senate, Senator Raja Zafrul Haq along with 14 senators including Aitazaz Ahsan, Leader of the Opposition, Col(R)) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Saeed Ghani, Muhammad Talha Mehmood, Muhammad Hussain Syed, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Baz Muhammad Khan, Hidayat Ullah, Numan Wazir Khattak, Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah and Sirajul Haq. These bills have been recommended by the Committee of Whole “on provision of inexpensive and speedy justice in the country.”