Joint session of parliament summoned today to take up FATF-related bills

FATF FATF related bills joint session of parliament President Arif Alvi Financial Action Task Force
16 Sep, 2020 8:34 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Arif Alvi has summoned a joint session of the parliament on Wednesday (today) to take up the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) related bills.

Important bills are expected to be passed and the salaries of the prime minister and president and other allowances given to them will be discussed.

The joint session of the National Assembly and the Senate will take up the Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) bill and Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill to meet the requirements of the FATF for passage.

Earlier in the last month, the two FATF-related bills were rejected by the Senate last month.

Adviser to the PM on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan also moved a motion under Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the House to refer two bills to the joint sitting as provided by the Constitution. The motion was adopted by the House.

The joint session is scheduled to meet at the Parliament House at 4pm.

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