ISLAMABAD: Six bills were introduced in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
These were "The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2016" (Amendment) of Article 224A), "The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2016" (Amendment of Article 77), "The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2016", "The Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2016" "The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2016" and The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2016" (Amendment of Article 106).
The chair referred these bills to the standing committees concerned.
The House was informed that the government under the purview of Ministry of Interior is taking a number of measures to strengthen border security.
Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Maryam Aurangzeb told the House that permit system for border crossing is being integrated with the NADRA database.
She pointed out that a summary has been sent to the President for approval under which Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) rules will be applicable on border movement. She said blockage of CNICs issued to foreigners is also a step towards border security.
The National Assembly also passed a resolution urging the government to take effective steps to strengthen Pakistan-Afghanistan border security.
The resolution was moved by Murad Saeed. Speaking on the resolution, the members were of the opinion that strengthening of Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Security is imperative to stop terrorist attacks, illegal border crossings and illegal trade.
Through yet another resolution, the House expressed the opinion that the government should take steps to provide accommodation to all female students on their admission in the hostels in the precincts of universities throughout the country. It was moved by Sahibzada Tariqullah and others.