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May 27, 2020

NA, Senate sessions on June 5

World

May 27, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the National Assembly will cease the right to put up any motion of no trust against the government from June 12, the day national budget will be placed in the house till the adoption of budget proposals by end of the month.

The session has already been summoned to meet on June 5 by the President. Well-placed Parliamentary sources told The News here on Tuesday that government has prepared extensive agenda for the upcoming sessions of the National Assembly and Senate which will be commencing on the same day.

The two houses are meeting amid atmosphere of heightened tension between government and opposition due to several issues while coronavirus spreading on the unprecedented pace besides fast deterioration in the economy which has caused widespread enhancing disquiet. The sources said that opposition has made up its mind to give tough time to the government on account of its various actions. The government has made legislation through Presidential ordinances in recent weeks that is permissible in case of urgency, but the opposition is alleging that the government is undertaking normal legislation through the ordinances which is disrespect for the democratic order and Parliament.

Speaker Asad Qaisar, who became victim of corona last month, couldn’t chair the proceedings of the National Assembly session concluded early this month but he will spearhead the house in the important session where number of events would be unfold. The pandemic of corona would be top on the agendas for discussion since the opposition believes that government failure in handling the coronavirus is faulty as the government has failed in putting in place effective check against the pandemic in the country. The opposition will ask for the details of government policy for controlling the corona. It would be second in person session of the two houses separately after the coronavirus outbreak where the crash of the PIA plane in Karachi on May 22 and enhancing of Railways accidents would be agitated through adjournment motions.