Islamabad, 14th March 2022:- A Meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Walid Iqbal here at Parliament House on Monday.
The Committee unanimously passed “The National Commission on Rights of Child (Amendment) Bill” moved by Senator Faisal Javed with certain amendments so that it serves the purpose for which it is introduced and further that it is harmonized with relevant provisions of original Act.The Bill was designed to cater the needs of unattended children and also to address the conduct of unconcerned parents towards such children.
While discussing the matter regarding “Implementation of recommendations of Functional Committee on Human Rights with respect to treatment of a child by K-Electric” raised by Senator Keshoo Bai in Senate sitting held on 14th February, 2022, the officials of K-Electric apprised the Committee that they had been trying to reached to company, named ‘BIONIKS’ which is specialized in prosthetics, for several months and they later found out that the company was registered in December 2021.We only want the company to at least fulfill our requirements, they added.
However, the officials of BIONIKS informed that company was started as startup in 2016 and it has been incorporated in 2021 and it has also completed its Vendor Registration. The Company is in constant contact with the K-Electric and negotiating the price for arm implantation, which is 1.2 Million Rupees as demanded by BIONIKS.
The K-Electric officials were of opinion that the matter is of technical nature and they could not give opinion on that. The Chairman Committee directed the CEO and Medical Panel of K-Electric to ensure their presence in the next meeting, so the issue regarding arm implantation of disabled child should be sorted out.
Furthermore, the Committee deferred the matter regarding the number of Pakistani Citizens who are currently detained in Guantanamo Bay to the next meeting owing to the absence of Senator Mushtaq Ahmed.
The Meeting was attended by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizinjo,Senator Gurdeep Singh, Senator Seemee Ezdi, Senator Abida Muhammad Azeem, Senator Falak Naz, Senator Prof. Dr. Mehr Taj Roghnai, Senator Faisal Javed, Senator Keshoo Bai and other Senior Officers of Ministry of Human Rights and K-Electric as well.