ISLAMABAD (News10) – The Upper House of the Parliament, Senate on Friday has approved the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Bill.
According to details, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani presided over the meeting.
During the session, the opposition parties cast 43 votes while the government members’ count went upto 44.
Opposition protests as govt delays tabling of SBP bill
Earlier in the day, the government delayed the process of tabling the bill due to less representation in the session and sought more time, sparking the protest from the opposition members who chanted slogans and demanded to immediately present the bill.
Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani asked that the State Bank bill was listed in the agenda then why was the government not presenting it. He further said that the government was eager to present this bill in the Senate, now no one was ready to even talk about it.
Govt taking steps to make small airports of country operational, Ali Muhmmad Khan tells Senate
Speaking during Question Hour, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said commercial traffic stands suspended at different airports due to non-availability of commercial airlines.
Ali Muhammad Khan assured that there will be no discrimination with any province regarding commencement of domestic flight operation. He said a decision will be made on the commercial viability of routes.
Fateha offered for Kech attack martyrs
The House offered fateha for the soldiers, who were martyred in a terrorist attack on a security forces’ check post in Balochistan’s Kech district. Senator Mushtaq Ahmad led the prayer.