Islamabad, April 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): A meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence met today in Committee Room of Old PIPS, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Shaikh Rohale Asghar, MNA. The Committee Considered the Bill titled “The Joint Maritime Information Organization Bill, 2018” in detail. After detailed deliberations the Committee approved the Bill with slight amendments with vote of majority except Dr. Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari, MNA who opposed the Bill and gave the note of dissent.
The Committee was informed while giving briefing on the Bill that the main purpose of the Bill is to formalize the mechanism for effective exchange of Maritime related information and coordination between all stakeholders. The Ministry further informed that Joint Maritime Information Organization will work as a focal point for collecting, fusing and disseminating information related to Maritime domain to all stakeholders. Therefore a Bill passed by Parliament is considered imperative to achieve seamless integration of all the organizations. The Committee was further briefed on the powers and functions of Joint Maritime Information Organization in detail.
The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Muhammad Akram, Ms. Surriya Asghar, Sardar Muhammad Shafqat Hayat Khan, Mr. Saeed Ahmed Khan Manais, Sheikh Fayyaz ud Din, Dr. Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar, Mr. Sanjay Perwani andMr. Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq MNAs and Officers/Officials of the Ministry.
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