Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill


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

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Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill


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

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Senate receives National Agricultural Research Centre land conflict report




STAFF REPORT ISB: A report in Senate concerning National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) was presented by Standing Committee on National Food Security. The report exhibited proposed change of 1,400 acres of land of National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) by the CDA into private and business plots.

Instructions the house about the discoveries of his board of trustees, an important member of the Senate SC said that the advisory group had suggested that since the CDA had not

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Establishment of CUST approved by Senate


STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University.

"The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but

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Establishment of CUST approved by Senate


STAFF REPORT ISB: An important development was made in formation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Islamabad Capital Territory as Senate unanimously approved the establishment of University.

"The incumbent government of Pakistan firmly believes on knowledge based economy and to chalk out the plan it intends to establish various universities in the country that will act as knowledge repositories and not only account for capacity building in various sectors but

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Senate committee evaluates PMNH performance




STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) is doing excellent and extraordinary work despite financial hardships, said Senator Prof. Sajid Mir, Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology.

He made these appreciation remarks during a visit of the committee members to PMNH, a subsidiary organization of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

The Senate Committee members visited different display galleries, research laboratories and repositories

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Senate committee calls for marketing S and T research

STAFF REPORT IBD: While expressing its satisfaction about the initiatives and performance of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology said that the Foundation should take steps for marketing the research so that the society could take full benefit of it. It also recommended that the end users and the industry may be involved from very beginning in the research projects for efficient results. The Senate committee, chaired by Senator Sajid Mir, met

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Senate unanimously passes IPO Bill 2012

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat and Capital Administration and Development has unanimously passed the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Bill 2012 at a meeting held here.Director General IPO Sajjad Ahmad Bhutta told the meeting, presided over by Chairperson Senator Kulsum Perveen, about the IPO Bill 2012 and highlighted the salient features of the said Bill. The members of the Standing Committee discussed the uncommon clauses of the Bill.IPO Pakistan

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Senate body for uniform farm tax

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Senate has recommended to the National Assembly that the proposal pending with the Council of Common Interests (CCI) regarding uniform tax’ on agricultural income should be finalised. Some major amendments in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 recommended by Senate Standing Committee on Finance have been approved by the Senate.Among the approved recommendations, the Senate recommended the National Assembly that the uniform’ income tax should be finalized and get it

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