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Joint session of Parliament to approve important bills today


ISLAMABAD ANN News) – President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned a joint session of the Parliament in Islamabad today (Wednesday) to approve important bills.

According to details, the session will be held at 4pm during which, bills related to Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties 2020 and anti-money laundering will be presented for approval.

The members of the assembly will also get briefing on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) bill.

It is to be mentioned here that Senate had earlier rejected bills related to FATF after approval from the National Assembly (NA).

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was also introduced in the House. The bill, introduced by Amjad Ali Khan, proposes amendments in the Pakistan Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure, penalizing the intentional ridiculing and defaming of the armed forces of Pakistan or any of its member.

A person guilty of such offence will be punished with imprisonment for a term up to two years or fined for up to five hundred thousand rupees. The purpose of this amendment is to prevent hatred and disrespectful behavior against the armed forces.

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