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Bill to provide compensation to civilian victims of terrorism ready, law minister tells NA

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that the “Civilian Victims of Terrorism (Relief and Rehabilitation) bill” has been prepared to provide compensation to civilian victims of terrorism.

Law Minister Mahmood Bashir Virk told the House during question hour that the bill has been forwarded to the concerned division for further processing.

Minister of State for Communication Muhammad Junaid Anwaar Chaudhry told the House that motorway projects are being executed with speed to improve connectivity in the country.

He said that Lahore-Abdul-Hakeem M-3, Gojra-Shorkot section of M-4, Shorkot-Khanewal, Lahore-Sialkot and Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 projects will be completed this year.

He said that D.I.Khan-Hakla and Sukkur-Multan sections of motorway will be completed by next year.

He added that emergency response centers will also be set up on the motorways to provide prompt medical treatment to the distressed road users.

Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali told the House that no load-shedding is being carried-out due to lack of power generation as the feeders having less than ten percent of losses are loadshedding free. He said that due to theft on high loss feeders, load management is being carried out.

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar said that Pakistan Army is responding in befitting manner the Indian ceasefire violation on the line of Control and the working boundary. He said that India has committed about 1394 ceasefire violations along the LoC over the last one year.

The House today passed three bills.

These include The Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Bill, 2017, The Juvenile Justice System Bill, 2017 and The National University of Technology Bill, 2018.

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