Sindh Assembly session adjourned without taking up agenda

Mukesh Kumar Chawla requested Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to adjourn the session due to the death of a sitting MP


Our Correspondent January 10, 2019
Mukesh Kumar Chawla requested Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to adjourn the session due to the death of a sitting MP. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly session was adjourned on Wednesday without taking up the agenda. The proceedings were adjourned due to the death of a sitting Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan MPA, Muhammad Wajahat, who passed away on November 27 after a brief illness.

The parliamentary affairs minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla requested Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to adjourn the session due to the death of a sitting MPA. "This has been the practice in this House. We don't take up any business in the first session after the death of any member of this House," he said.  The speaker adjourned the session till Thursday (today) after offering Fateha.

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Around 60 lawmakers belonging to different political parties were present at the outset of the session. Introduction of Sindh Zakat, Ushr (Amendment) Bill 2018, a bill to rename National Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease (NICVD) as Sindh Institute of Cardiovascular Disease Bill 2018, a privilege motion move by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Karim Bux Gabol and an adjournment motion moved by Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Nida Khuhro for giving priority to the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award were on the agenda.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2019.

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