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NA adopts 44 resolutions during third year

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Published: June 12, 2016 03:09 pm

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ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2016: The House adopted 44 out of 97 resolutions that appeared on ‘Orders of the Day”. As many as 21 resolutions were sponsored by private members while 14 were treasury-backed resolutions and nine were jointly moved by the lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

The private members resolutions made recommendations to the government on matters related to health, education, inflation, energy, water, governance and religious affairs. Three resolutions were adopted to commemorate the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, the first anniversary of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, and the anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s first Address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. The House also passed a joint resolution vowing to uphold and protect the sovereignty of the Parliament. Through resolutions, the House condemned the incidents of child abuse in Kasur, violence against women and terrorist attacks in Bacha Khan University Charsadda and Brussels. Four resolutions were adopted to express its opinion on international issues, including killings of Rohingya Muslims, Sustainable Development Goals, hanging of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in Bangladesh and anti-Pakistan statements by Indian leadership. These resolutions were brought as supplementary agenda. Furthermore, resolutions were also passed to extend the terms of 11 ordinances.

The government laid 21 documents before the House during the reporting period. These included the Authenticated Copy of the Presidential Address to the Parliament, two reports of the Auditor General Pakistan on Federal Accounts and Clearance of Circular Debt and 18 statutory reports. Thirty standing committees of the House presented 59 Periodical Reports as required under Rule 234A of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007. The relevant standing committees also presented their reports on 42 legislative bills, nine Questions of Privilege, two CANs, two Points of Order and a question referred to them by the House.

The Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges presented its Special Report on the salary and allowances of the Speaker/Chairman Senate, Deputy Speaker/Deputy Chairman Senate and members of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament). Besides the report of the Special Committee of the National Assembly regarding cancellation of kiosk’s allotments by Capital Development Authority, the Parliamentary Committees on Electoral Reforms and Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Bill also presented their reports to the House. The Committee on Electoral Reforms presented its interim report while the final report is still pending.

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