Senate introduces five bills, adopts two resolutions

The Senate resumed its session at Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday with its chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair.

Five bills were introduced in the Senate.

These include: “The Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (Amendment) Bill, 2022”, “The National Disaster Management (Amendment) Bill, 2022”, “The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2022”, “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2022” and “The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2022”.

The chair referred the bills to the standing committees concerned.

The Senate has adopted a resolution recommending the government to allow Public-Private Partnership and Private Sector to install their own energy parks of solar, wind, and local coal-based in the country with minimum thirty Mega Watts electricity generation capacity.

The resolution, moved by Taj Haider and Saleem Mandviwalla, also recommended that the said energy parks may be authorized to sell electricity to the consumers on pre-determined tariff formula and install their own captive transmission and distribution grids for domestic, commercial and industrial consumers.

This will help end the longstanding electricity crisis and high electricity tariffs in the country causing heavy burden on domestic, commercial and industrial consumers.

The Senate has adopted a resolution that the Chairpersonship of the Public Accounts Committee shall be rotated or shared amongst the Members of Senate and National Assembly for its half terms.

The resolution moved by Raza Rabbani and others stated that rotation of Chair of Public Accounts Committee amongst the both Houses of parliament will ensure that no part of the country is left without adequate representation in the state institutions, more so, in the ethnically diversified state like Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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