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Skill university going to become reality; bill passed form NA

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THE MISSION of transforming the National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) into the Skill University is becoming reality as National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education and Professional Trainings approves a bill having aim to establish Pakistan’s first ever national skills university. This project aims to meet the increasing demand for workforce and particularly […]…Read More

Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill

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article image ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous outrage from the opposition parties and constructive criticism by the civil society, the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 has been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and telecommunication. A senate body in Pakistan has approved the bill against cybercrime - which has been widely criticized by the countryand#39;s public as a means to curb human rights and freedom of…Read More

National university of S&T bill (amendment) passed

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has recently passed the National University of Sciences and Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with a majority vote.The bill was passed with 61 votes in favour and 35 members voted against it. Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid had moved the bill in the house on behalf of Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain. The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says the National University of Sciences and Technology Act, 1997…Read More

Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes. The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations. "Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC…Read More

Cybercrimes bill passage still looks a hard task

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government’s proposed cybercrime legislation has met a stumbling block in the opposition-dominated Senate as its chairman Raza Rabbani has vaguely told the government the controversial bill will not be passed unless it is made acceptable to all stakeholders. Expressing reservations over the very controversial’ draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015, he last week asked the government to initiate fresh consultations while calling for the…Read More

Cybercrimes bill passage still looks a hard task

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government’s proposed cybercrime legislation has met a stumbling block in the opposition-dominated Senate as its chairman Raza Rabbani has vaguely told the government the controversial bill will not be passed unless it is made acceptable to all stakeholders. Expressing reservations over the very controversial’ draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015, he last week asked the government to initiate fresh consultations while calling for the formation…Read More

NA passes bill to set up Pak Halal Authority

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has passed a bill to establish the Pakistan Halal Authority. This authority would help promote Halal food products trade and capture Pakistan’s share in the trillions of dollars international Halal food business. The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions purposes of imports and exports with foreign countries and inter-provincial trade and commerce in all such articles and processes, which are described or represented as being Halal. The…Read More

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Contentious Seed Amendment Bill approved

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The much controversial Seed Amendment Bill 2015 got approved by Senate Committee. Earlier, the technical experts, agriculture scientists, nutritionists, medical practitioners, farmers, lawyers, and civil society had already stated their contentions on the said bill as it allows import and commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops that have adverse impacts on human health and the environment. As per critics the law is approved despite severe resistance from…Read More

Contentious Seed Amendment Bill approved

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article image Staff Report ISB: The much controversial Seed Amendment Bill 2015 got approved by Senate Committee. Earlier, the technical experts, agriculture scientists, nutritionists, medical practitioners, farmers, lawyers, and civil society had already stated their contentions on the said bill as it allows import and commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops that have adverse impacts on human health and the environment. As per critics the law is approved despite severe resistance from…Read More

Capital University of S&T bill approved

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Staff Report ISB: The National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan`s lower house has approved the bill for the establishment of Capital University of Science and Technology. The university will be run by private sector and the executive Board of Governors (BOG). It is part of leading educational network, Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC). The Capital University of Science and Technology will be a corporate organization having main campus in Islamabad and could establish its sub campuses in various…Read More