Ishaq Dar chairs laws review committee

ISLAMABAD, Aug 12 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday chaired a meeting of the Laws Review Committee at the Finance Division which considered the proposed law on the Prohibition of Benami Transactions, introduced in the National Assembly sometimes back.

The meeting discussed the progress made so far in this regard and expressed satisfaction on the same, a statement of the Ministry of Finance issued here said.

The Bill seeks to provide for prohibition of holding property in
benami form and to restrict the right to recover or transfer such property and other matters related to the benami transactions.

Federal Minister for Law, Zahid Hamid, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid, Minister of State for Information Technology, Anusha Rehman Khan, Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Law, Barrister Zafarullah Khan and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Khwaja Zaheer Ahmed attended the meeting.