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Balochistan Assembly adopts rehabilitation of terror victims' bill

The Balochistan Assembly (BA) passed Balochistan Terrorism Victims and their Rehabilitation Bill 2014 on Tuesday. The assembly passes total three bills and adopted two resolutions unanimously during the seven sitting of its seventh session.

Other than Balochistan Terrorism Victims and their Rehabilitation Bill 2014, the provincial assembly passed Compulsory Education Bill and Balochistan Food Authority Bill, 2014. One new bill, Balochistan Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill was also introduced in the House. Two other bills comprising Balochistan Domestic Violence (Prevention) Bill 2014 and Sardar Bhadur Khan Women University Bill 2014 were deferred until February 01.

Jointly tabled by five legislators of PkMAP, the House adopted a resolution demanding of the federal government to pay international air service charges (airspace royalty) to the province. The House also adopted another resolution, jointly tabled by seven PML-N and three PkMAP legislators, calling upon the government to set up Agricultural University in any of the three districts, including Sohbatpur, Naseerabad and Jaffarabad. The opposition members, who boycotted the last sitting, accusing the government of resorting to nepotism in transfer-posting policies, returned to the House 57 minutes after the start of the proceedings.

Copyright Independent News Pakistan, 2014


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