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Senate makes 92 recommendations on budget

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Published: June 17, 2015 07:08 pm


ISLAMABAD: The Senate approved 92 recommendations on the Finance Bill 2015 during the last sitting of 116th session on Wednesday.

The House adopted two motions moved by Chairman, Standing Committee on Finance Saleem Mandviwala to adopt recommendations on the Finance Bill 2015, containing the Annual Budget Statement and the Money Bill, the Finance (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

The National Assembly will consider the recommendations on the Finance Bill 2015 made by the Upper House in the ongoing budget session. The debate on Finance Bill started during the 3rd sitting and concluded today, after one PPP lawmaker Salim Mandviwala took part in it. In all, 56 lawmakers expressed their views and gave recommendations for the National Assembly.

Sixteen members (15%) were present at the start and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting. The Chairman, Deputy Chairman were not present and the sitting was entirely chaired by a member of the Panel of Chairpersons, Tahir Hussain Mashhadi.

The Chair did not admit an adjournment motion (AM) regarding the alleged involvement of foreign embassies in telephone tapping. However, it was forwarded to the relevant standing committee for submission of report within two months.

Another AM regarding injudicious/out-of-turn allotment of government accommodation particularly to the employees of the Islamabad High Court, Islamabad, was admitted for two-hour debate in any of the next sittings.
The House took up two calling attention notices (CANs). The first CAN was about Pakistan-Afghanistan refugees getting Indian citizenship while the other was regarding disclosures made by D.G. Rangers Sindh in the Apex Committee meeting about the worsening law and order in the metropolis (Karachi).

Despite the absence of the mover, the House took up an AM regarding the dispute between PSO and PNSC due to which shortage of petrol is likely to be emerged throughout the country during the month of Ramadan. None of the lawmakers spoke on it while the State Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal spoke on it for seven minutes.

No point of order was raised during the sitting. The session was prorogued sine die.

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