The government has called for a meeting of both houses of parliament

The government has called for a meeting of both houses of parliament

Posted on Jan 1, 2020

Islamabad: The government has called for a meeting of both houses of parliament on a surprising 24-hour notice.

On the other hand, the opposition also seemed surprised that such a need was called in such a hurry, that the government said the decision was taken to take confidence in the recent important developments in the legislature.

According to the report, when contacted, Senator Raza Rabbani said that he did not understand the reason for calling the meeting in 24 hours while members from other cities due to fog would have difficulty in reaching Islamabad. ۔

He contended that the meeting of the Senate was called only one day after the opposition applied.

Raza Rabbani said that the Senate meeting is being held after one hundred and 24 days, while only one meeting was called on request, the government is ignoring the parliament.

It should be remembered that the last sitting of the Senate was as usual from August 29 to September 3, while the last session of the National Assembly was abruptly postponed to December 16.

The session was supposed to continue until December 20, according to the Business Advisory Committee's decision, but was postponed for unknown reasons.

Senator Raza Rabbani said that under Article 54 of the constitution, the President may, from time to time, convene and adjourn a joint meeting of either the House or both Houses of Parliament from time to time.

According to Article 54 of the Constitution, there should be at least 2 to 3 meetings of the National Assembly in one year and there should not be more than one hundred and twenty days until the holding of the second meeting after one meeting.

Reza Rabbani said that the Constitution clause was being ignored by the government and now it is convening a meeting on such short notice.

Senator Sherry Rehman, leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), also called it inappropriate to call the Senate without giving 48 hours time and said it would cause problems for senators as flights were not available due to smog. And how can those coming from Balochistan be reached?

In this regard, Member of the National Assembly, Shazia Murree, said that the 'empty government wisely wants to run Parliament in the same ruthless manner as the country is running'.

He said that at 5 pm on Tuesday evening, the members of the assembly learned through the media that the meeting would be held the next day for which neither the members had been taken into confidence nor any notification was issued.

Speaking to Senate Leader Senator Shibli Faraz, the opposition's response was surprising as the meeting was called at his request.

He said that when the application for the meeting was submitted to the Senate Secretary, he had contacted Senate Leaders Raja Zafarul Haq and Sherry Rehman with other parliamentary leaders to inform them that the government had called for a Senate session on his request. Which will require 14 days?

He said that since last meeting there have been several important developments on which the government wants to take the House in confidence and Prime Minister Imran Khan will also attend the Senate meeting.




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