JI wants Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 amended  

By: News Desk      Published: 01:48 AM, 27 Oct, 2020
JI wants Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 amended  

The Upper House of Parliament sent a bill to amend the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 to the committee concerned after voting on Monday.

JI Senator Mushtaq Ahmad submitted the bill that was objected by State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Khan, saying that 21 of the 27 action items were addressed. 

Former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani said the government violated the constitution to get its name removed but to no avail. The state minister said Pakistan’s name was put on FATF grey list in the PPP government while the PTI was about to get the issue resolved soon.

The Senate sent the bill to the committed concerned after voting.  The Paris-based watchdog stated that FATF strongly urged Pakistan to swiftly complete its full action plan by February 2021.