A bill introduced in NA to extend jurisdiction of SC, IHC to tribal areas


Islamabad, Sept 15 (TNS): A bill has been introduced in the National Assembly to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to tribal areas.

The bill was moved in the House by Law Minister Zahid Hamid.

The Federal Cabinet had cleared the bill for introduction in the Parliament during its meeting on Tuesday.

The National Assembly was informed on Friday that the government has taken a number of steps to achieve the objectives for Climate Change during the last five years.

Responding to a question during the Question Hour, Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat, Raja Muhammad Javed Ikhlas informed the House that the government has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in November last year.

He said under the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Programme 3.65 billion rupees have been allocated for revival of forestry resources and conservation of biodiversity.

He said more than one billion rupees have also been allocated for wildlife conservations.

He said the National Forest Policy has also been approved by the Council of Common Interests.

The House has been adjourned to meet again on Monday at 03:00 pm.