Parliament joint sitting: Shehbaz says opposition has required numbers

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ISLAMABAD (News10) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that opposition has the required numbers in the parliament.

According to details Opposition Leader of National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has arrived at Parliament for the joint session.

Responding to a question by journalist that will opposition defeat government, Shehbaz Sharif said that they have the required numbers.

It merits mention that President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned joint session of the National Assembly and Senate to meet today (Wednesday) in the Parliament House.

Dunya News has obtained the agenda of the joint session of parliament. According to the agenda, the Electoral Amendment Bill 2021 and the Second Electoral Amendment Bill will be presented in the meeting.

The bills regarding electoral reforms will be submitted in the joint session by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan.

As per agenda, the bill related to Kulbhushan Jadhav and International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be moved by Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Charities Registration, Regulation and Facilitation Bill will be introduced during the joint sitting of Parliament, while State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Banking Services Corporation Amendment Bill, 2021and National College of Arts Institute Bill, 2021 will also be presented in the joint session.

The two bills of Muslim Family Laws (Amendment) Act, 2021 and Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trail) Bill, 2021 will presented during the session. Hyderabad Institute for Technical and Management Sciences Bill, 2021 will also be moved in the session.

Joint session will go down in history as the one that tore parliament apart: Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD (News10) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Senator Sherry Rehman on Tuesday said that this joint session will go down in history as the one that tore the parliament apart.

In his message on Twitter, the PPP Senator said that any election built on an edifice of institutionalized cheating will never hold. Nor will the laws they (the government) try to bulldoze in joint sitting of the Parliament via a manufactured majority.

Sherry Rehman said that government’s manufactured majority will fall like a house of cards.

She said: “In direct contradiction to the Speaker’s letter to joint opposition to join a committee, govt did not consult with the opposition on the legislation to be tabled at the joint meeting. Mala fides intent in engaging opposition in committee and on other hand calling bulldozer session.”

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