Govt bulldozes several bills through NA
PML-N’s Khawaja Asif says govt has made a mockery of parliament by resorting to such practice
ISLAMABAD: The PTI govt on Thursday bulldozed several bills, including Pakistan Medical Commission Bill, through the National Assembly despite a hue and cry raised by the opposition lawmakers, with the PML-N calling it ‘mockery of parliament’.
The bills approved included the Medical Tribunal Bill, Pakistan Medical Commission Bill and Government Employees Housing Authority Bill in addition to an amendment in the anti-terrorism authority bill. The National Assembly also approved the Naya Pakistan Housing Development Authority bill 2019, inheritance certificate bill and women inheritance rights bills. The government took about 30 minutes for the passage of all these bills.
After the session, former foreign minister and PML-N leader Khawaja Asif lashed out at the government for “insulting” the parliament and “making a mockery out of it”.
Referring to the approval of 11 out of 15 bills in the House earlier in the day, Asif said that the government wrapped up the proceedings in 20-25 minutes and adjourned the session. “Whatever happened today was an insult to the parliament,” he added.
Speaking about Jamiat Ulema-e-IslamFazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March, Asif said the government was creating hurdles for the participants. “The government had asked the officials of CDA to look after the protesters but they had been asking for food from the latter,” he said, adding that the water supply near the Azadi March venue has also been cut off and internet services are unavailable in the area.