Se­nate to dis­cuss CNICs re-ver­i­fi­ca­tion to­mor­row

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Se­nate Chair­man Mian Raza Rab­bani on Tues­day ac­cepted an ad­journ­ment mo­tion to dis­cuss the prob­lems the peo­ple might face in con­se­quence of the de­ci­sion taken by the Min­is­ter for In­te­rior and Nar­cotics Con­trol re­gard­ing re-ver­i­fi­ca­tion of the CNICs (Com­put­er­ized Na­tional Iden­tity Cards) of all the cit­i­zens of the coun­try and fixed it on Thurs­day for de­bate.

The ad­journ­ment mo­tion was moved by Muham­mad Us­man Khan Kakar in the House. How­ever, the Chair­man did not ac­cept the ad­journ­ment mo­tion moved by Mian Muham­mad Ateeq to dis­cuss the re­port of the NEPRA pre­sented in the CCI re­veal­ing that the gov­ern- ment had col­lected Rs 65 bil­lion from electricity con­sumers on ac­count of var­i­ous sur­charges in the year 2015.

Mean­while, as many as two re­ports of var­i­ous stand­ing com­mit­tees were pre­sented in the Se­nate on Tues­day. Mohsin Aziz on be­half of Chair­man Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Fi­nance Saleem Mand­vi­wala pre­sented the re­port of the com­mit­tee on the bill to amend the For­eign Ex­change Reg­u­la­tion Act, 1947 [The For­eign Ex­change Reg­u­la­tion (Amend­ment) Bill, 2016].

Chair­man Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Shahi Syed pre­sented the spe­cial re­port of the com­mit­tee for the pe­riod from May 13, 2015 to April 6, 2016.—APP

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