Anti-terrorism law

ISLAMABAD, Sept 14: Pildat has expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to introduce bill in the Parliament aimed at amending anti-terrorism law.

It expressed concern over what appears to be the government's lack of interest in the presentation and passage of the revised anti terrorism laws in the Parliament.

The 45th session of the 13th National Assembly that lasted for 10 days was prorogued on Thursday and the government did not introduce the revised Anti-Terrorism bill 2012 and the Right to Fair Trial bill 2012, both of which were passed by the Federal Cabinet last week.

The National Assembly, which has passed three government bills during this session, was not even presented with the revised anti-terrorism laws to begin their scrutiny.

The state has to maintain a balance between human rights, individual liberty and anti-terrorism efforts, Pildat statement concluded.

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