Ten-Member Committee Constituted to Review Cases Pertaining to Child Abuse

The House constituted a ten-member committee to review cases pertaining to child abuse. The Committee has been tasked to suggest measures that could prevent such cases and provide justice to the aggrieved families.

The committee was constituted during the session of the national assembly on Friday. A motion to this effect was moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad.

The committee will present its report before the house within thirty days.

Earlier, Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Raja Javed Ikhlas said that several laws are in place to protect human rights particularly those relating to children and women.

He said the national commission for human rights takes suo moto notice on human rights violations and conduct regular hearings on the individual complaints. He said the commission also recently visited Kasur in connection with the horrendous incident took place with a seven-year-old girl.

The National Assembly was informed today that no power loadshedding is being carried out in areas where losses are below 10%.

Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali told the house during question hour that scheduled load management is being carried out on feeders where losses are high to safeguard the national exchequer from power theft.

He remarked that the policy is being implemented irrespective of rural or urban areas.

Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan informed the house that Turkmenistan has started work on the construction of TAPI gas pipeline project.

He said the project will help a great deal in meeting the energy requirements of the country.

Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal said a study is being carried out to identify the outdated pipelines, which will be replaced with new ones in order to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to the consumers.

He said that oil and gas exploration activities have been expedited in Balochistan. He said about one hundred and five oil and gas discoveries were made over the last four years in different parts of the country.

Jam Kamal said the country is currently producing four billion cubic feet of gas but the demand is much higher. This is the reason that we are importing 1200 million cubic feet of LNG to bridge the gap.

The House will meet again on Monday afternoon.