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Finance bill to come into effect after president’s approval not July 1: Senate committee

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Finance Revenue and Economic Affairs has decided that the Finance Supplementary Bill 2018 should come into effect from the day it is signed by president and not from July 1, 2018. The Senate committee discussed at length whether the Finance Supplementary Bill 2018 will come into force from the day it is signed by the president or will be retrospective in nature and apply to the whole financial year. After thorough debate and insight from the members, Federal Board of Revenue…

FIA directed to take action against ‘exploiters’ on social media

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior has directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those who exploit social media for wrong propaganda, mislead nation and use abusive language against the opponents. Chairing a meeting here, Senator Rehman Malik said social media has become a necessity of time and gained importance worldwide. The meeting was also attended by Senators including Attique Sheikh, Talha Mahmood and Kulsoom Parveen, and officials of Ministry of Interior and FIA, reported the…

COAS to brief senate committee about national security on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed will brief the Senate Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday (December 19), according to a notification issued by Senate Secretariat on Sunday. The army chief and DG Military Operations would brief committee members on the emerging national security paradigm for Pakistan with respect to recent visits and developments. The in-camera meeting will begin at 10am on Tuesday. The committee was constituted to ‘prepare policy guidelines in the light of emerging…

Senate body to take up Panama Papers bill on Oct 13

ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee is expected to take up a bill on Thursday seeking formation of judicial commission to probe Panama Papers scandal. According to reports, the bill titled “Panama Papers Inquiries Act 2016” will be taken up Senate’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice headed by Javed Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-N. The Pakistan People’s Party-led opposition had introduced the bill in the upper house on Sept 26. At the time when bill was introduced, at least 32 members voted in its favour and 19 against…

Senate committee passes amended PPO bill

ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee of Senate for Interior approved the amendments in Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) on Wednesday, ARY News reports. The meeting of the senate committee was presided by Senator Talha Mehmood in the National Assembly building. Pervaiz Rasheed, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, said that the person who will violate the law will be held accountable. "Incidents such as Model Town take place in several countries frequently. The matter will be cleared when the joint investigation…