ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday in favour of Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza’s ruling in Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s contempt case, reported Express News.
The speaker had decided against forwarding the Supreme Court’s reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan in the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Gilani.
The speaker had also refused to disqualify Gilani from his post.
National Assembly approves Finance Bill
The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Federal Budget for the next financial year which was presented in the house earlier by Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.
The House passed the Finance Bill 2012 giving legal cover to the budgetary proposals. Amendments moved by the finance minister were approved and incorporated in the bill.
Earlier, Federal Ministers Syed Naveed Qamar, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Riaz Hussain Pirzada and Minister of State Khawaja Sheraz Mahmood presented Excess Demands for Grants and Appropriation of various federal ministries, divisions and institutions for the years 1989-90, 1991-92 and 2005-06.
The House approved all the 151 demands of grants for different departments worth Rs2.078 trillion.
Earlier, the cut motions moved by different members were withdrawn.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) members continued to protest by raising slogans against the government, prime minister and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
The National Assembly also approved all the 134 Supplementary Demands for Grants and Appropriation for the year 2011-12.
Finance Minister Shaikh presented before the House the Schedule of Authorised Expenditure 2012-13, Supplementary Schedule of Authorised Expenditure 2011-12 and Excess Schedule of Authorised Expenditure 1989-90, 1991-92 and 2005-06.
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