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Senate adopts resolution demanding free of cost anti corona vaccination

Senate approved State Bank Amendment Bill with majority

Senate adopts resolution demanding free of cost anti corona vaccination to the general public.

It passed the resolution today (Monday) calling for increased efforts in vaccination drive against COVID-19.

Furthermore, the resolution urged the government to provide either free of cost anti-corona vaccine to the general public or as per original international market price.

Senate adopts resolution demanding free of cost anti corona vaccination

Meanwhile, Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to the Prime Minister Senator Sania Nishtar urged the entire society to combat the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.

She asked them to make vaccination drive successful.

She underlined the pandemic a national security issue; therefore, she emphasized we should deal with it keeping politics aside.

Dr Sania further said the government successfully dealt with the first two waves of the virus keeping in view the lives and livelihood of citizens.

She said the government has fixed prices of the vaccine under Drug pricing policy in a transparent manner.

Moreover, she noted as per worldwide norm, elderly people and frontline health workers are being given the vaccine on priority basis.

Meanwhile, Senate today passed, the Pakistan Single Window Bill, 2021.

Minister for Finance Hammad Azhar moved the bill.

Four bills introduced

Moreover, four bills also introduced in the House.

These include; [The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021] (Amendment of Articles 57, 62, 72, 73, 86, 89, 126, 159, 160, 162 and 166),  [The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021], [The Islamabad Capital Territory Food Safety Bill, 2020], [The Public Private Partnership Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021].

Later, the chair referred the bills to the standing committees concerned.

Meanwhile, leader of the House in the Senate Shahzad Waseem urged the opposition parties in the House to work for a unanimous stance on electoral reforms.

He said, while speaking on the floor at the beginning of new parliamentary year of the Senate.

Reforms

He further noted electoral reforms as the only way forward in resolving issues about elections.

Shahzad Waseem said the opposition should play its constructive role for betterment in the country.

Furthermore, he said constructive criticism is the essence of real democracy and we welcome it at every forum.

The Leader of the House also expressed hope that opposition in the House will play a positive role in making the parliament more functional.

Earlier, opposition leader in the House Yusuf Raza Gilani also spoke.

He expressed the resolve to work in tandem with all political parties for providing relief to the people.

The House now stands prorogued.

GTV

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