Government places off Thursday’s joint parliament session

Government places off Thursday’s joint parliament session

Opposition claims that the federal government doesn’t have numbers to again laws

By Web Desk

November 10, 2021

The Parliament House in Islamabad. — Twitter/NAofPakistan
The Parliament House in Islamabad. — Twitter/NAofPakistan

The authorities has postponed  a joint session of the Parliament, scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday), Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry stated Wednesday.

A gathering of the federal Cabinet had known as the session on Thursday at 11pm to go the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance (Amendment) Bill and electoral reforms invoice amongst different laws objects, whereas  finalising the classes agenda on Tuesday.

Today, Chaudhry took to Twitter, saying that National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser would maintain talks with the Opposition over electoral reforms.

“Electoral reforms issue is about the future of the country and we, with the best of intentions, are trying to create a consensus on the matter. In this regard, NA Speaker Asad Qaiser has been asked to consult the Opposition once again so that a unanimous electoral reform bill could be presented,” Chaudhry wrote.

The minister stated the session has been postponed, hoping that the Opposition would contemplate the federal government’s proposal severely and work in direction of making a unanimously agreed-upon plan of motion.

“In case this does not happen, we will still not step back from electoral reforms,” he added.

The info minister made no point out of when the parliamentary session would as an alternative be known as.

Right earlier than the announcement, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed lawmakers of the federal government and its allies, stressing the necessity for introducing electoral reforms.

The prime minister informed the lawmakers that the voting within the joint parliamentary session must be thought-about jihad, because it was not for his private profit, it was for the nation.

Opposition lashes out at authorities

Responding to the postponement, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz stated simply now, the “rejected” prime minister had requested the lawmakers to contemplate voting within the parliamentary session jihad.

“So can the nation ask why was the was the ‘jihad’ abruptly postponed? Although the nation is well-aware of [what is happening], but still, there was a need to ask [this question],” she stated.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb requested censured Fawad and stated that as an alternative of operating away, he ought to admit the reality and settle for that the federal government didn’t have the required numbers to get the payments handed.

The PML-N spokesperson claimed that not solely the allies, however the authorities’s personal lawmakers weren’t able to again the laws.

Aurangzeb requested why did the federal government bear in mind to carry negotiations with the Opposition after calling the joint session.

PPP Central Information Secretary Shazia Marri stated the federal government had postponed the joint session because it might see its defeat. “Running away from the joint session of the parliament shows that the government is confused.”

The PPP chief stated PM Imran Khan had “lost” his significance within the parliament, as he didn’t have the help from all the federal government lawmakers.

“PTI lawmakers are frustrated with the government. And now, Imran Khan can neither face the nation nor can he face the people who represent them.”