ISLAMABAD – Parliament’s upper house, Senate on Thursday has approved Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and United Nations Security Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

According to details, both the bills were clause wise approved during the session chaired by Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. This legislation is related to fulfill certain requirements of the Financial Action Task Force in order to exclude Pakistan fro its grey list.

It is to be mentioned here that a total of six ordinances, The International Court of Justice (Review and Re-consideration) Ordinance, 2020, The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, The Public Private Partnership Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, The Corporate Restructuring Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, and The Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, were tabled before the House on July 29 for approval.

While addressing the House, Law Minister Farogh Naseem had said that being a responsible nation state, Pakistan has to comply with the decisions of the International Court of Justice and the requirements of the FATF.