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Senate passes PBM (Amendment) Bill, 2016

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Published: April 14, 2016 08:46 pm


ISLAMABAD: The Senate passed the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and witnessed introduction of two other bills on Thursday amid low attendance of lawmakers.

Thirty-two lawmakers (31%) were present at the start of the sitting and 21 (20%) at the time of adjournment. A newly elected PML-N Senator Yaqub Nasir  took oath.

The House passed the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (Amendment) Bill, 2016. A  copy  of  the  Money  Bill,  the  Members,  Election Commission   (Salary,   Allowances, perks and   Privileges)  Bill,  2016 was presented in the House and the Chair asked the members to submit their recommendations.

The House witnessed presentation of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill, 2016. Both bills were referred to the relevant committees for further deliberations.

Special report of the Standing Committee on Finance about privatization of Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) could not be presented after objections raised by the members of this committee. The Chair announced to decide about this matter on April 18.

The Senate met for two hours and 31 minutes and the Deputy Chairman attended the entire sitting. Leader of the House Raja Zafar ul Haq attended the entire sitting while the Opposition Leader Aitzaz Ahsan was present for two hours and nine minutes.

The parliamentary leaders of PkMAP, BNP-M, PML-F, PPPP, PML-N, MQM, JUI-F and PML attended the sitting while two minority members were present.

Nine out of 32 starred questions appearing on Orders of the Day were taken up and responded to by the relevant ministries/departments. In addition, the legislators raised 29 supplementary questions during the sitting.

Two CANs about discontinuation of Prime  Minister’s Scholarship  Program  depriving  the students of Balochistan to study in higher educational institutions and involvement  of  National Police Foundation  in  china cutting were taken up.

PPPP lawmakers walked out of the House for four minutes over unsatisfactory reply to a starred question. Entire Opposition walked out of the House for 33 minutes when the Chair did not allow the Chairman Standing Committee on Finance Saleem Mandviwala to present special report about privatization of Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC).

Four points of order consumed four minutes of the sitting. The next siting will be held on Friday.

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