This Brief is a part of PILDAT’s Legislative Development Programme. The objective of the Brief is to assist parliamentarians to understand the context, objective and issues relating to the legislation and to enable them to participate in a more informed debate and take well-considered position on the subject. The Brief is also intended to enhance awareness of the Citizens and Media in general so that they may also participate in the process as informed stakeholders and communicate their views to the public representatives. A broader objective is to make the legislative process open and participatory. This legislative brief is based on the text of the Bill available on the National Assembly of Pakistan website as on August 10, 2009.