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Parliament condemns Indian PM’s statement

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Published: June 11, 2015 07:45 pm

Opposition walks out from senate

ISLAMABAD: The Parliament – Senate and National Assembly- unanimously adopted two separate resolutions to condemn the anti-Pakistan statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Tabled by the Leader of the House Raja Zafar ul Haq, the Upper House unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the tirade of Indian leadership against Pakistan. Twenty-two lawmakers- PML-N (8), followed by PPPP (4), NP and PML (2 each) and one each of PML-F, MQM, BNP-M, JUI-F, ANP, PTI spoke on it for 69 minutes.

Starting at the scheduled time, the Senate sitting witnessed low attendance of legislators as 13 members (12%) were present at the start and 12 (11%) at the end of the sitting. Fourteen Senators expressed their views on a motion to make recommendations to National Assembly on the Finance Bill, 2015. These included six lawmakers from PPPP followed by PML-N (3), PkMAP (2) and one each of NP, JI and MQM.

The Upper House did not take up two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding the rapid increase in slum areas (Kachi Abadis) all over the country and alleged irregularities and rigging in the recent local bodies elections in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The Chair admitted an adjournment motion for discussion regarding a dispute between PSO and PNSC due to which shortage of petrol is likely to prevail in the country during the month of Ramadan.

The next sitting will be held on Friday (tomorrow) at 10:30 am.

Meanwhile, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar tabled a resolution in the National Assembly to condemn the threatening statement of Indian Prime Minister against Pakistan and urged the United Nations to take notice of it.

The Lower House also continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers as major part of the sitting was consumed by lawmakers while debating the Federal Budget 2015-16.

A total of 25 members (7% of the total membership – 342) were present at the outset, while 39 (11%) were there at the time of adjournment.The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 32 minutes (8 %) while the Leader of the Opposition was present for 239 (58 %) minutes.

Twenty-six lawmakers expressed their views on the Federal Budget 2015-16 for 311 minutes (75% of the sitting time). These included PML-N (6), PPPP and MQM (5 each), PTI (4), JUI-F (3) and one each of JI, PML-F and APML. The next sitting of National Assembly will be held on Friday at 10 am.

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