The meeting of the Senate Committee on Delegated Legislation presided by its Chairman, Mian Raza Rabbani, was held on 4-11-2022 at Old PIPS Hall, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad and attended by Senators Rubina Khalid, Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Keshoo Bai and also by Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice and Secretary Committee Ms. Hafsa Farooq.
On behalf of the Committee the Chairman Committee condemned the attack on the Chairman of the PTI, Mr. Imran Khan and condemned the trend of violence in politics. The Committee urged all political parties to shun the politics of violence and pursue dialogue as that is the essence of democracy.
The Committee took up a five points agenda and passed the following three Recommendations to be made to the Federal Government pertaining to and dealing with legislation.
i) It is recommended that, hence forth all Bills laid before Parliament will be accompanied by the rules or regulations, if any, to be made under the Bill, or the said rules or regulations to be drafted within six months from the date of assent of the President and laid before both Houses of Parliament.
ii) ii) It is recommended that, at the time of introduction of a Bill, the Federal Government shall, place the financial impact of the legislation to be introduced/enacted, as also a memorandum, containing details as to delegation of power/legislation to the Government by the Parliament.
iii) iii) It is recommended that, hence forth the Federal Government in the recital of every Ordinance promulgated under Article 89, Constitution, 1973, state the reasons and circumstances under which the President came to the conclusion that such a situation exists to warrant the promulgation of a Ordinance. Such part of the recital shall be deleted at the time of passage of the Bill by either House.
The Committee considered and adopted the SOPs of the Senate Committee on Delegated Legislation.
The Committee considered and adopted the progress report of the Senate Committee on Delegated Legislation since its inception in 2015 till date.
Further a brief was given by the Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice regarding subordinate / delegated legislation and the rules and regulations made from 1947 till date.
The Committee was briefed by Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice of delegated legislation of record since 1947 till date. Further the quarterly Report of the Committee as prescribed by the Rules were considered by the Committee.