NA advisory committee approves session agenda
ISLAMABAD: The House Business Advisory Committee formally approved the schedule and agenda for the ongoing session of the lower house on Friday.
Chaudhry Amir Hussain, the National Assembly speaker, chaired the meeting of the advisory committee.
Sher Afgan Niazi, the Parliamentary Affairs Federal Minister, Wasi Zafar, the Law Minister, Mehnaz Rafi, Munir Orakzai and Niaz Jhakar represented the government in the meeting, while Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, Liaquat Baloch, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Sahibzada Abul Khir attended the meeting on behalf of the opposition.
The current NA session will continue till November 2 and sessions will be held on five-days in a week. The meeting also decided that the proceeding of the lower house will start at 11am and close at 3pm. The meeting decided that the opposition’s adjournment motions regarding recent local bodies elections would be debated in detail during the session.
Law and order situation in country, the current increase in petroleum prices and the issue of the country’s foreign policy will also be debated.
The NA speaker stressed the need for both government and opposition leaders to fully cooperate to create a workable atmosphere during the house proceedings. The treasury members also asked the opposition leaders to refrain from pointing out the house quorum during the sessions to streamline house business.
Earlier, members of the national assembly (MNAs) belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) staged a protest against rigging in the local government elections and the recent hike in petroleum prices. PPPP lawmakers, wearing black strips around their arms, demanded the government to hold a parliamentary debate on the issues. online