Parliament passed the total of 33 bills
President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday signed 31 bills into law.
On November 17, the joint Parliament session passed historic 33 bills. Two bills that are yet to be signed are electoral reform for the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and giving rights to overseas voters to vote through i-voting.
The president signed the following legislation:
The signed bills include the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill to safeguard the rights of working journalists. “I am happy to sign this historic bill,” the president said.
The bill focuses on protecting the lives of journalists, saving them from harassment and torture, and ensuring their welfare by giving facilities of life and health insurance.