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Only One Private Resolution Passed in NA

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Published: November 20, 2014 06:43 pm

national assembly newISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has passed 16 resolutions during first four sessions (12th to 15th) of its second parliamentary year. However, only one adopted resolution was sponsored by a private member.

As many as six resolutions were passed during the 12th session – all of which were sponsored by the treasury. Three resolutions were related to terrorism, while one praised the government’s decision to launch a military offensive in North Waziristan. Furthermore, two other resolutions on former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s death and the extension of Federal Judicial Academy (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 for 120 days were also adopted by the House.

The 14th session witnessed the passage of five government resolutions. One such resolution condemned the killings in Gaza, while the other condemned violence against non-Muslims and was adopted to mark National Minorities Day. The House passed a resolution to congratulate the nation on the country’s 68th Independence Day, while another resolution rejecting the demand of Prime Minister’s resignation by certain political parties was also adopted. Additionally, the Lower House approved a resolution condemning attacks on journalists by the participants of the sit-in in Islamabad.

Another five resolutions were passed by the House in the 15th session, of which one was sponsored by a private member. The private resolution – tabled by MQM lawmaker Muhammad Muzammil Qureshi – read that the government should take immediate steps to upgrade federal hospitals in order to ensure provision of free medical facilities to people.

Through four other resolutions, the House congratulated female child activist Malala Yousafzai on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; reiterated continued support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir; condemned the ceasefire violations by Indian forces on the Line of Control and denounced the terrorist attack on a JUI-F rally in Quetta.

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