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NA passes National Accreditation Council Bill 2016 ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Wednesday passed National Accreditation Council Bill 2016 unanimously after couple of amendments proposed by the opposition parties.The bill was moved to the House by Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid.Ministry of Science and Technology had established National Accreditation Council through a notification with an aim to establish an international recognized accreditation system to accredit conformity assessment bodies including laboratories and inspection agencies.The bill passed by the House will ensure proper functioning of conformity assessment bodies to assure the quality of products, services and management system in accordance with international and national standards for sustainable socio-economic development.The functions of proposed body under this law include public service activities as it had required a statutory cover for fulfillment of international and national obligations.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Pakistan Urban Planning & Policy Center established for managing urban development: Senate told ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Wednesday that the ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms has established Pakistan Urban Planning & Policy Center in Islamabad for managing urban development in the country.Replaying to a question in the Senate, Federal Minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed informed the House that agenda of the newly established body would cover different thematic components of urban development in the country.The aim of Pakistan Urban Planning & Policy Center is to establish ...

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Senate passes 4 resolutions unanimously ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of the Parliament on Monday passed four resolutions unanimously while one resolution was dropped due to absence of the mover.The resolutions included this house recommends that the women should be given adequate representation in the Council of Islamic Ideology and the relevant law/rules should be amended for this purpose, if required, the government should include the subject of Climate Change in the curriculum for class One to Metric, government should bring ...

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NA passes Council for Science and Technology Bill ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill for constitution of Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), "the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Bill 2016."The 25-clause bill was moved to the House by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid.Briefing the House about this bill, the minister said, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology is involved in policymaking, planning, implementation and carrying out policy studies.He said after the passage of the bill, ...

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8 private members' bills introduced in Senate ISLAMABAD: Eight private members' bills were introduced in the Senate on Monday and seven of them were referred to the concerned standing committees and remaining one was deferred.Bills are included the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Right to Information Bill, 2016, the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Juvenile Justice System (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Islamabad Prohibition of Expressing Matters on Walls Bill, 2016, the ...

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ECP holds consultative meeting with journalists for general elections 2018 ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday held a consultative meeting with senior journalists on proposed code of conduct and proposed guidelines for media for general elections 2018.The meeting was presided over by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan while members of the commission and other senior officials of the ECP attended the meeting.Addressing the meeting, the CEC said the main task of the commission was to hold a peaceful, fair and ...

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Three bills introduced in National Assembly ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday witnessed introduction of three bills which were forwarded to the relevant committees for further deliberations.Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed introduced these bills which included the Constitution (Twenty-fourth Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Alternate Dispute Resolution Bill, 2016 and the Costs of Litigation Bill, 2016.The Chair referred the bills for the relevant committees for further discussion.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...