Pakistan’s notified borders with Afghanistan open for trade & business
activities: NA informed

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan laid before the house the Annual Report of
Pakistan Information Commission for the period 1st January 2020 to
30th November 2020.
The National Assembly was informed on Friday that Pakistan’s notified
borders with Afghanistan are open for trade and business activities.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Gul Dad Khan and
others in the house on Friday, Parliamentary Secretary for Interior
Shaukat Ali said the notified borders are Torkham, Chaman, Badini,
Angur Ada, Ghulam Khan and Kharlachi.
The movers of the calling attention emphasized the need for enhancing
trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. They
said more crossing points should be opened between the two countries
to achieve the objective.
Minister for Energy Omer Ayub Khan laid before the house the
Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric
Power Amendment Ordinance 2021.
Two bills were also laid before the house on Friday. These included:
The Muslim Family Laws Amendment Bill and the National Commission
on the Rights of Child Amendment Bill. The chair referred the bills to
the standing committees concerned.

Responding to the points raised by minorities’ members, Minister for
Human Rights Shireen Mazari said a bill has been prepared against the
forced conversions.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said
that a parliamentary committee was constituted to guarantee the
rights of the minorities as per the constitution of Pakistan. He said we
respect the rights of the minority community.
PPP leader Syed Naveed Qamar said his party will fully support any bill
aimed at protecting the rights of minorities.
Taking the floor, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali
Muhammad Khan said the situation has returned to normalcy in the
country after the steps taken by the government to deal with the
violent protests of a religious group. He said all the roads have been
opened. He said no group can be allowed to disturb the law and order
situation and dictate its terms to the government. He said neither the
religion nor the constitution allows attacks on the police personnel.
The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs recalled that both the houses of
the parliament passed unanimous resolutions strongly condemning the
publication of blasphemous material in France. He said Prime Minister
Imran Khan raised the issue strongly at every world forum.
The Speaker said that we are all ‘Aashiq-e-Rasool’ and can sacrifice
our lives for the sanctity of Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa
Sallam Khatam-un-Nabiyyin.
The house offered fateha for Hazrat Syeda Fatima (R.A) on the
occasion of her death anniversary observed on Friday. The House will
now meet on Monday at 2:00 PM.

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