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Tag: Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs

Adviser: (Opposition parties not interested in talks with Govt for resolving public issues: Babar Awan)

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD:Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Babar Awan has said the opposition parties are not interested in talks with ruling party for resolving public issues.   In an interview with a private television channel, he said the Speaker National Assembly has invited the leaders of Opposition benches to discuss matters relating to COVID-19, for protecting lives of the people but they paid no attention to public health issues.   Commenting on public rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Lahore, he said the opposition leaders are following an agenda to hide assets and money looted from the national projects.   About long march of PDM, being planned next month, he said it should be called a “wrong march” in the current situation." ...

(Assembly): Senate transacts entire agenda, rejects anti-terrorism bill

General, Islamabad
Islamabad: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Wednesday and rejected the Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Bill, 2020 with majority vote, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. The Senate met for two hours and 15 minutes. The sitting started at the scheduled time of 1030 hours. The Chairman presided over the entire proceedings. The Deputy Chairman was not present. The Leader of the House attended the sitting for an hour and 57 minutes. The Opposition Leader was present for an hour and three minutes. As many as 19 lawmakers (18%) were present at the outset and 66 (64%) at the adjournment of sitting. The parliamentary leaders of PML-N, PkMAP, PTI, JI, JUI-F, PPPP and BNP-M attended the sitting. Three minority lawmakers were present. Adviser to...