Senate Body Seeks Report On "The Emigration (Amendment) Bill, 2020"
Faizan Hashmi 17 days ago Fri 16th July 2021 | 08:38 PM
The Senate Standing Committee on Oversees Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Friday, taking up "The Emigration (Amendment) Bill, 2020", sought a report on the bill for further consideration and deliberation in its next meeting
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Jul, 2021 ) :The Senate Standing Committee on Oversees Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Friday, taking up "The Emigration (Amendment) Bill, 2020", sought a report on the bill for further consideration and deliberation in its next meeting.
The committee members showed their displeasure over the incomplete working papers, provided by the Overseas Ministry on the bill.
Senator Sherry Rehman said that a bill could not be approved without taking into consideration the approved report of the National Assembly Standing Committee and views of the Members of the National Assembly.
Senator Shahadat Awan also raised objections to the legal points of the bill.
The Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development informed the committee members that Junaid Aslam could not be traced in Saudi Arabia. The officials also informed the committee that Junaid Aslam had been issued a new passport on June 15, 2021.
The committee members were of the opinion that according to the report on the public petition no. 3749, Junaid Aslam is still missing. The Committee disposed off the petition with the recommendations that periodic update on the case might be provided to the Committee. In addition details or similar cases before the Ministry should be submitted to the Committee.
Senator Fawzia Arshad, raised the issue of Blacklisting of oversees Pakistanis by the Government of Dubai. She stated that several Pakistanis, even those born in Dubai were not being issued visas and have been blacklisted for life.
Senator Fawzia urged the Ministry to address this issue. The officials of the Ministry said that no such information had been conveyed through formal channels, but committed to look into the cases pointed out by the Senator , with periodic reports to the Committee.