National Assembly session called

By: News Desk
Published: 08:15 PM, 15 Apr, 2022
National Assembly session called
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The National Assembly session has been called and a circular has been issued, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Friday.

The session will be held in the Parliament House and a no-confidence motion will be moved against Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri as per the agenda.   The motion was submitted by the united opposition on April 8. Election and oath-taking of National Assembly Speaker are also scheduled. 

PPP leader Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected unopposed NA speaker. Earlier, the deputy speaker adjourned the sitting till April 22 instead of April 16 (Saturday).

According to the National Assembly Secretariat, the National Assembly session, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, has been rescheduled for April 22 at 3pm. The National Assembly Secretariat said that the schedule was changed by Acting Speaker Suri under rule 49 Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007.

According to Rule 49(2) titled, “Hours of sitting and adjournment” reads as “Subject to the other provisions of these rules, the Speaker may; - (a) adjourn a sitting of the Assembly; and (b) if he thinks fit, call a sitting of the Assembly at a time or date different from that to which it was earlier adjourned and the change shall be intimated to the members through announcement on radio and television”.