islamabad - Directing Islamabad administration to resolve the issues of daily-wage teachers at the earliest, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat yesterday deferred the Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill, 2014 till next meeting.

The bill aims to protect children from any physical punishment or humiliation from any person, in any educational institution, child care institution, or foster institution.

The Compulsory Education of Arabic Bill, 2015 was also discussed in detail. The committee directed that the bill may be sent to National Curriculum Council for expert opinion and report to the committee within two months of the meeting.

The committee considered “The National Commission for Minority Education Bill, 2015” moved by MNA Romina Khurshid Alam in detail and directed Capital Administration and Development Division, to submit report within two months.

The committee discussed “The Disabled Persons (Employment and Rehabilitation) (Amendment) Bill, 2015” moved by MNA Sahibzada Tariq Ullah in detail. The committee informed that the said bill has been referred to law division for legal opinion. Therefore, the committee directed that CA&DD may examine the other bills of identical nature which are under consideration by the Committee as well and come up with the proposals in the next meeting scheduledfor 9th March, 2016 so that Committee could consider them accordingly

The committee expressed concern over the unnecessary delay in resolving the issue of daily wages teachers/staff and directed that CA&DD may take stringent measures to resolve the issue at the earliest and report to the committee in its next meeting.