Parliamentary Calendar for 2005 approved
ISLAMABAD: The House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly unanimously approved the parliamentary calendar for the year of 2005 on Thursday.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chaudhry Amir Hussain, National Assembly (NA) speaker.
The committee also agreed on the continuation of the current session of the House till March 22 and extended the time to debate the Balochistan issue till Monday (March 7). Chaudhry Amir urged the members of the treasury and opposition benches to maintain the decorum for the smooth running of the assembly proceedings.
Dr Sher Afgan, federal minister for parliamentary affairs, presented the schedule for the parliamentary year of 2005. According to the schedule, there will be seven sessions of the NA and the proceedings will continue for 135 days, as under the constitutional stipulations, the NA must complete 130 days proceedings. The current session will now continue till March 22 instead of March 15, while the next session will start on April 11 and will continue till April 22.
The third session of the NA will be from May 2 till May 17. The proceedings of the fourth session will be on June 1, and will continue till June 30. The fifth session will begin on August 8 and will continue till August 26. The sixth session will start on September 12 and will continue till September 30, and the seventh and last session will begin on October 10 and will last till October 20.
Wasi Zafar, federal minister for law, called upon the chairman to change the time of NA proceedings because the current time of 3:00 pm was problematic for all public servants. It was decided that the timing of NA proceedings will soon be changed. online