NA body approves amendments to ATA: report

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All the members of the  National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior attended the meeting other than Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) MNA Naeema Kishwar Khan, who believed the move could be used to take action against individuals such as Hafiz Saeed and Kashmiri leaders.

During the meeting, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal told the committee that Pakistan had no choice but the pass the amendments because it was bound to follow UNSC decisions as a UN signatory.

He said there is a lacuna in the existing law, and the amendments would send a strong message that Pakistan is serious about taking action against terrorism.