On Wednesday, the government officials figured out to pass three essential Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related laws in a joint meeting of the parliament that was damaged by the protests of the opposition parties.
Executive Imran Khan likewise went to the joint meeting which was led by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser. Opposition leaders of PLMN Shehbaz Sharif, PPP head Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, previous head Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, senator of Jamaat-I-Islami Sirajul Haq and Mushtaq Ghani, and PPP Senator Raza Rabbani among others were likewise in participation in the National Assembly.
When the meeting started, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Babar Awan submitted about the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Waqf Properties Bill which was at first gone through a voice vote.
Be that as it may, the NA speaker requested a vote tally with individuals being approached to stand up from their seats after the opposition leader started yelling at the protest. The bill was passed with members numbered as 200 casting a ballot in favor and 190 votings against it.
A clause by provision perusing was finished with every statement being affirmed by the house. Amendments to specific clauses were proposed however dismissed by the house through a voice vote. The hubbub proceeded as opposition leaders recited slogans during the voting of amendments of the FATF bill.
Mushtaq Ghani senator of JI, who proposed amendments for the bill, furiously blamed the speaker for “passing illegal legislation”. He additionally asserted that the speaker had not permitted him to talk on his turn.
The members of opposition parties likewise demanded talking while the introduction of amendments however Qaiser demanded that in parliament only lawmakers should address briefly. At the point when lawmakers of opposition kept on protesting, the speaker asked Awan to peruse out the rules with respect to tend the voting of the ballot was in progress. As per Rule 130, Awan stated, that during the voting of the ballot was in progress only the lawmakers would allow speaking to make amendments.
In the midst of the racket, PTI MNA Maleeka Bokhari presented amendments of few clauses of the Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) Bill, which were all passed. The opposition party left while Bokhari was perusing out proposed amendments. The Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) Bill, which was then submitted by Awan, and passed the voting criteria without opposition.
Faheem Khan submitted the Anti-Terrorism Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which was also passed without opposition. As per the ATA (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the researching official, with the authorization of the court, can conduct operation of finding terrorism funding, communication tracks, and computer system by applying for the most recent advances in 60 days. Before today the bill was dismissed by the Senate.
After the parliament passed the bills, the executive expressed gratitude toward administrators of law who voted in the favor and stood together with their nation. During his speech in Assembly, the PM said that the attitude of opposition members in the meeting today and prior arrangements on the bills demonstrated that the interests of the opposite party leaders were absolutely different from the interests of our beloved Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that going on the blacklist would crash our economy, we were hoping for the support of the opposition in passing FATF legislation for Pakistan, not for own interests.
The head told earlier the opposition parties had proposed 34 amendments in the NAB rules.
Imran Khan said that the opposition used FATF for their own profits when they were not able to blackmail, they were altered on money laundering. Imran Khan said that they should be shameful for suggesting money laundering to be eliminated from the rules of NAB, if they have nothing to hide then they oppose its inclusion.
It was important to pass this bill, not for FATF but for stopping money laundering said PM Imran. He said that he was asked to give a money trail of the apartment he brought in London, even now he won’t have a public office. He included that being a sportsman if I can provide the money trail then why can’t they provide a single file?
Imran Khan said that the opposition needs to know that we are prepared to settle on everything for the sake of the nation and we won’t compromise on corruption. Toward the finish of the executive’s address NA speaker Qaiser additionally complemented the house for the make historical legislation and worth its session.
Awan had additionally submitted the Islamabad High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the house passed without opposition. The house additionally passed a bill with respect to the rights and consideration of in an unexpected way abled people in the general public that was submitted by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari. The house was being led by Senate Speaker Sadiq Sanjrani now.
Raza Rabbani had mentioned criticisms over Awan submitting the bill, saying that as per a court judgment, advisors don’t have the ability to move bills in the gathering. There was no law against counsels submitted bills in the National Assembly, in any case, they can’t vote said the Naseem.
The joint meeting of the parliament was called by President Arif Alvi similarly as the government was putting forth attempts to get the two houses to affirm the FATF-related bills. The Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) Bill, the Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill, and the Anti-Terrorism Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which were included and all recently dismissed by the Senate.
A month ago, the 104-part Senate had dismissed the Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) Bill and the Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill, the two of which are additionally FATF-related, protesting a portion of the arrangements and connecting its collaboration to the withdrawal of comments made by the Leader of the House Dr. Shahzad Waseem about specific leaders.
Earlier, during the present Senate meeting, 31 individuals had cast a ballot for passing the bill on terror financing while 34 cast a ballot against it. The Amendment Bill, 2020 was dismissed a day after it was passed by the National Assembly, making it the third FATF-related enactment to have been impeded by the opposition overwhelmed upper house. Finally, the FATF bills were accepted by the senate while the opposition kept protesting against it.
FATF bill passing has been made a high stream of people to appreciate Leader Imran Khan for his efforts on Twitter. A lot of people appreciated the Member of Parliament who supported the right of the bill and criticized the opposition party for creating issues.
We wish that may the bills passed bring prosperity for the country.