NA adopts resolution congratulating Malala

The resolution lauds Malala’s struggle and efforts for the promotion of girls’ education


APP/web Desk October 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution congratulating Malala Yousafzai for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Radio Pakistan reported.

The resolution was moved by the Minister for Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir. The NA resolution also lauded Malala’s struggle and efforts for the promotion of girls’ education.

“This House congratulates Malala Yousafzai, the daughter of Pakistan for winning laurels for the country and the nation. This House salutes her and appreciates her services for education of girl child and courage she manifested,” reads the resolution.

The 17-year-old Malala along with India’s Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work promoting children’s rights.

Malala is the youngest person to be awarded the prestigious annual prize.

Mechanism to ensure uninterrupted CNG supply

Parliament was informed on Monday that a mechanism is under consideration to ensure uninterrupted CNG supply to consumers.

During the Question and Answer hour, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi informed the House that under a proposal, CNG dealers would be allowed to import LNG and supply it to consumers on regular basis.

Expressing the hope that after completion of LNG terminals, gas would start arriving in Pakistan within three months, Abbasi said that the government was planning to import two billion cubic feet of LNG in four years.

Responding to a question, the minister said total recoverable oil reserves in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are 126 million barrels besides 1,334 billion cubic feet of gas.

Election petitions

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said all election petitions are expected to be disposed of by the end of the year.

Out of the 403 election petitions that were filed after the last year’s general election, 317 petitions were disposed off by the election tribunals while 86 are still pending.

The House was further informed that the Karakoram Highway damaged near Attabad village in Hunza Valley in a landslide, will be restored by the end of July next year.

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