The Senate passed the Zainab alert bill with a majority vote, while Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmed voted against the bill.
Zainab alert bill introduced in Senate by Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Javed Abbasi. He said on the occasion, “Zainab alert bill is very good. We should have some amendments to this bill. There is less punishment of life imprisonment in this bill. A child rapist or murderer should be sentenced to death.”
Debating on the bill, Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmed said that the death penalty section is not included in the bill. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani said that amendments to the bill would be made in the Senate secretariat.
Senator Mushtaq and Senator Sirajul Haq of Jamaat-e-Islami opposed the bill. Siraj-ul-Haq said that in the last few months, 3,000 children were raped. Sections 201 and 302 should be included in this bill.
Ruling party PTI Senator Shafqat Mahmood said many things were being discussed. The bill was first considered in the National Assembly and then in the Senate committee. Senate should pass the bill. We will bring amendments later.