NA (NA passes bills)

Islamabad: The National Assembly Tuesday unanimously passed “The Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, 2013”. The bill provides for making provisions for prohibition of corporal punishment against children.

The bill was moved by Dr. Attiya Inayatullah. Meanwhile, Member of the Standing Committee on Religious Affairs Nighat Mir presented before the House report of the committee on “The Publication of the Holy Quran (Elimination of Printing and Recordings Errors) (Amendment) Bill, 2008”.

The House also unanimously passed “The Reproductive Healthcare and Rights Bill, 2013”. It provides to facilitate reproductive healthcare and promote reproductive health rights.

The bill was moved by Dr. Attiya Inayatullah. The National Assembly also unanimously passed “The Representation of Peoples (Amendment) Bill, 2013”. The bill provides to amend the Peoples Act, 1976. It was moved by Zahid Hamid.

Under the bill, nomination papers can be submitted by the candidates to the Returning Officers by proposer or seconder or by a nominee and there will be no restriction on the candidate to submit the nomination papers by personally appearing before the Returning Officer.