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Event Title: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights

Event Date: 2020-02-21

The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights in its meeting held on Friday at Parliament House discussed in detail the Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Bill (ZARRA), 2020, introduced in the House by Dr. Shireen Mazari, Minister for Human Rights.


Chaired by Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokar, the meeting was attended by Senator Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Seantor Muhammad Tahir Bizinjo, Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar and senior officers from the Ministry of Human Rights, Ministry of Law and Justice along with all concerned. 


The National Assembly passed the Bill on 10th January, after which it was referred to the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights.  This meeting was the fourth in line of a series of meetings (20 Jan, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 2020). The Committee considered Part V of the Bill and proposed certain amendments  to remove loopholes and duality.  Section 14 and 15 of the Bill were omitted and a line from Section 17 was added after Section 8 (1).