Govt retreats, date of joint parliament session changes again
November 14, 2021 11:29 AM
The federal government once again changed the date of convening the joint session of the parliament, 24News HD TV Channel reported on Saturday.
According to the report, the government has decided to call the joint parliament session on Wednesday instead of Tuesday due to some untold reasons.
It is worth mentioning that the government has initially announced to convene the joint session of the parliament on Nov 10 but at the eleventh hour postponed it after getting not the support of its allies to pass the proposed bills.
The allied parties of the government especially the Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) apologized for their support in the joint session.
About the postponement of the session, Federal Interior Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the government had postponed the session as the electoral reforms were a matter of the country’s future.
The sources said that the government had a fear that it would not be able to complete the numbers in the joint session to pass the proposed legislation so the joint session was postponed.
Later, the government decided to call the session again on Tuesday, Nov 16 but now, it has changed the date and was going to convene the joint parliament session on Wednesday, Nov 17.
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has also written a letter to the opposition to get their cooperation in the legislation and the opposition has called its steering committee meeting to discuss the issue tomorrow in Islamabad.