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NA unanimously approves Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill 2020

NA unanimously approves Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill 2020
March 9, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly unanimously approved the Legal Aid and Justice Authority Bill 2020. Meanwhile, the House also approved the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection Bill, 2020 with a majority. The bill was presented by State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul. However, Abdul Qadir Patel opposed the bill. Zartaj Gul said that home products will get an identity abroad under the bill. The opposition demanded that the bill should be sent to the standing committee. Later, the opposition members staged a walkout. On the other hand, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan presented the Salaries and Allowances Amendment Bill. Under the bill, each lawmaker will be eligible to use 25 air tickets in a year. After the passage of the bill, each lawmaker or his/her family will be able to use the tickets. An amount in lieu of the unused tickets can also be received.