MPs told not to travel abroad during sessions
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali on Wednesday asked federal ministers to avoid travelling abroad especially during parliament sessions.
“PM Jamali directed his cabinet members to avoid unnecessary visits abroad and only to travel if it is very important,” a source who attended the cabinet meeting said. PM Jamali asked cabinet members and all parliamentarians of the ruling and allied parties to attend all parliament sessions “as the forthcoming sessions will be legislating on important bills”, the source added. A bill on the National Security Council was to be tabled in the next parliamentary session. The parliament including the treasury and the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal would be endorsing the bill. However, the NSC was to be placed under the Act of Parliament for a certain period of time.
The 17th Constitutional Amendment was made part of the constitution after the government and MMA settled the Legal Framework Order issue. The MMA was supposed to vote in favour of the NSC under the settlement, the source added.
PM Jamali also said the ministers and parliamentarians of the treasury benches should also cancel their domestic tours during the forthcoming parliamentary session. —NNI