LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Foundation (repeal) Bill 2008 through a majority vote whereby allowing the Foundation become a Trust. Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sana Ullah Khan presented the Bill in the House, while Acting Speaker Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan was chairing the proceedings. The House rejected the amendments proposed by the opposition members. Rana Mashood relaxed the rules of the PA proceedings to accept the amendments, but the Opposition failed in making an impact despite this relaxation. Only Dr Samia Amjad was on the floor, while the rest of the proposers of the amendments were absent from the Floor. Rana Sana said all should pay respect to those running the Nazaria. "Earlier they decided to make it a Foundation, and now they have realised that this could further deliver better, as a trust, hence the amendment was being made. They have contributed substantially in the creation of Pakistan, and now they are contributing towards the nation building," said he, paying rich tributes to Editor-in-Chief The Nation Majid Nizami, and founder of daily Nawa-i-Waqt Hamid Nizami. After this, voting was carried out, and the Bill was passed through majority vote. As per the repealed Nazaria-i-Pakistan Act, all rights, properties, assets or liabilities of the Foundation stand transferred to the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust now. The House also passed amendments in Rules of Proceedings of Provincial Assembly 1997. No member, either from the Treasury or the Opposition benches, opposed the amendments. As per the amended rules of business, the recitation of the Naat has been made compulsory after the recitation of the Holy Quran. Tariq Mahmood Hundali was the mover of the Motion. The House unanimously passed the motion and also congratulated Tariq Mahmood Hundali.