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Services Acts Amendment Bills approved with a majority, session adjourned till tomorrow

Services Acts Amendment Bills approved with a majority, session adjourned till tomorrow
January 7, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly approved Services Acts Amendment Bills with a majority on Tuesday. After the approval of the bills, the session was adjourned till 4pm on Wednesday. Prime Minister Imran Khan was also present in the session. The MNAs belonging to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) staged a walkout. The PPP withdrew its suggestions in the Services Acts Amendment bills. Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak presented the bills. Now the three bills will be presented in the Senate for approval. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and allies to devise a strategy for legislation pertaining to armed forces. On Monday, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence had approved the Services Acts Amendment bills pertaining to the three armed forces. Talking to the media after the meeting, NA Standing Committee on Defence Chairman Amjad Khan Niazi said that they are thankful to all parties for approving the amendment laws. “We listened to the amendments presented by the opposition. The draft is not part of the law. In the current situation, we gave the message that we are one where there is the national interest,” he said. He said that their ideas could be different, but politics could not be played on each thing.