NA Committee on Law and Justice meets

ISLAMABAD, May 16(APP): The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice met here Wednesday under the Chairmanship of Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf, MNA.
The Committee considered the Point of Order raised by Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, MNA referred to the Committee on 15-05-2018 pertaining to press release dated 8th and 9thMay, 2018 regarding allegation leveled by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for money laundering of $4.9 billion by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Representatives of the NAB submitted written request to the Committee on behalf of Chairman NAB stating therein that the notice about the meeting of the Standing Committee was received to him on 16-02-2018 and due to his prior commitments and meeting of the Executive Board, he is unable to attend the meeting of the Committee. The Committee considered the said request and pleased to adjourn the said agenda regarding his briefing by the majority of opinion till 22nd May. Members of PTI opposed the summoning in person of Chairman NAB by the Committee for briefing.
The Committee considered “The Legal Practitioners and Bar Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018, after detail deliberation Committee recommended that the Bill may be passed by the Assembly.
The Committee considered “The Constitution (Thirtieth Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Government Bill) and decided that the Bill may be deferred till its next meeting for further deliberations.
MNAs Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, Muhammad Moeen Wattoo, Muhammad Tallal Chaudhry, Mian Adul Mannan, Sardar Muhammad Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa, Usman Ibrahim, Ms. Sabiha Nazir, Ms. Kiran Haider, Eng. Ali Muhammad Khan Advocate, Dr. Arif Alvi, S.A Iqbal Quadri, Moulana Muhammad Khan Sherani, Ms. Aisha Syed and Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan besides senior officers from NAB and the Ministry of Law and Justice attended the meeting.
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