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Senate receives 181 public petitions during last two months

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Published: November 24, 2016 05:28 pm



ISLAMABAD:  Secretary Senate has informed the House that a total of 181 public petitions were received at Secretariat during the last two months of which 142 were rejected.

During the 3rd sitting of ongoing 255th session, he told that a total of 181 public  petitions  were  received,  out  of  which  three  public petitions have been referred to Standing Committees whereas 142 public petitions have been held inadmissible under the rules. The rest of the petitions are also being considered for their disposal.

These public petitions, he said, were received by the House during the intervening period of 253rd and 255th sessions. It is to mention that 253rd session started on September 26, 2016 and 255th session was summoned to meet on November 18, 2016.

It is to mention that public petitions may be presented on any matter connected with the business pending before the House or a Committee, or any matter of general public interest which is primarily the concern of the Government, provided that it is not one which falls within the cognizance of a court of law or tribunal, and it shall not directly relate to a matter pending before any court or other authority performing judicial or quasi-judicial functions.

According to the set procedure mentioned in the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Senate 2012, the petitioner shall make himself responsible for the accuracy of the matter raised by him. The petition shall be submitted online  by  filling  in  the  Performa  on  Senate  website  or  by post  or  by  delivering  in  the  Senate  Secretariat  by  hand. Every  petition  will  be  allotted  a  tracking  number  and updated  record  of  each  petition  shall  be  maintained  by  the Secretariat.   A   consolidated   statement   of   the   petitions received and disposed off will be made by the Secretary in the House in each session.

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