ISLAMABAD: The Senate has approved an Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020, and United Nations Security Council (Amendment) Bill 2020 today.
According to details, Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani chaired the session and passed both the bills with a majority vote amid sloganeering from the opposition benches. This legislation is related to fulfill certain requirements of the Financial Action Task Force in order to bring Pakistan out of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s grey list.
The legislation is aimed at empowering the federal government to direct authorities in Pakistan to implement various measures, in the Security Council resolutions including the freezing and seizure of assets, travel ban, and arms embargo on the entities and individuals, who are designated on the sanctions list of the United Nations.
It is to be mentioned here that a total of six ordinances, the International Court of Justice (Review and Re-consideration) Ordinance, 2020, the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, the Public-Private Partnership Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, the Corporate Restructuring Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, and the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, were tabled before the House yesterday for approval.
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