US should do more to stop terrorism incidents: Senate body

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Friday condemned the terrorist attack in New York, and stated that the United States should do more to stop terrorism incidents.

Senator A Rehman Malik, who was presiding over the session of the committee at the Parliament House here, said terrorism was condemnable wherever it occurred.

He said US President Donald Trump should do more against terrorism instead of making demands from others.

Meanwhile, the committee approved the Pakistan Penal Code Amendment Bill, 2017, and Payment of Wages Bill, 2017. It also held debate on the Miscarriage of Justice Compensation Bill, 2017.

During the meeting, Senator Rehman Malik condemned the attack on senior investigative journalist Ahmed Noorani. He said it was a matter of concern that such an incident occurred in broad daylight in Islamabad. The motives behind the attack on Ahmed Noorani needed to be ascertained, he said, adding that the incident was of sensitive nature and it should be completely investigated.

The chairman handed over the stolen medal of Ahmed Faraz to his son Senator Shibli Faraz. These medals were recovered by Islamabad police in a shabby condition.