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Senate Passes Services Acts Amendment Bills

The Senate session lasted only 20 minutes and no other agenda other than the laying of a few reports was taken up.

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The Senate has passed the three bills concerning the tenure of the three services chiefs, chief of army staff, chief of air staff and chief of naval staff and the chairman of the joint chief of staff committee, on Wednesday.

The three bills introduced in the House were the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2020, the Pakistan Air force (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Pakistan Navy (Amendment) Bill 2020, were approved by the house’s standing committee on defence yesterday, were moved for voting, one after the other, by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak.

These bills determine the tenure, reappointment or extension in tenure of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani read out the bills clause by clause and recording senators’ votes from a verbal call of ‘ayes’ and ‘noes’.

The Senate chairman adjourned the session as soon as the bills were passed. Now nations’ eyes are set on the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, who will now sign on the bills to formalize them into law.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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