Senate turns down Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Bill 2020

Pakistan’s Senate on Wednesday, turned down Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Bill 2020 after it was passed from the lower house a day earlier.

Senate, parliament’s upper house rejected Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Bill 2020 on Tuesday (today).

Senator Sajjad Toor tabled the bill which was defeated by a margin of three votes. The bill secured 31 votes in its favor, whereas 34 votes were casted against it.

The development comes National Assembly (NA) passed Anti-Terrorism (third amendment) bill 2020 on Tuesday a day earlier.

The Anti-Terrorism (third amendment) bill 2020 is aimed at improving investigation process and will ensure the conclusion of money laundering probe within 60, post approval from the relevant court.

Prior to this, Senate on August 25th last month had turned downed two Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related bills after opposition from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).