Islamabad (September 13, 2017): Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq prorogued the session till 10:30 a.m. tomorrow due to the failure of the treasury to make up the required quorum.
The Speaker expressed anger over the failure of the ministries to submit the replies once again and he also put the session on hold as suggested by PPP MNA Naveed Qamar while the opposition parties walked out from the House twice during today’s proceedings.
The opposition parties staged a walkout to protest the government’s claims about power load shedding and they walked out of the House again for not giving the chance to discuss Access to Information bill once again. The treasury still failed to come up with the required quorum after the second walkout of the opposition.
Expressing anger at the failure of the Defense and Human Rights ministries to submit answers the Speaker said that the replies remain unanswered for three sessions. Should I continue to take all the members hostage due to the incompetent people not submitting the replies, he added.
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In the absence of the Defense Minister and Secretary Defense the Speaker ordered expelling the Section Officer of the Ministry from the House adjourned the session for 15 minutes.
The opposition parties walked out of the House to reject Ministry of Energy’s reply that the duration of daily power load shedding is up to four hours.
Pakistan Peoples Party’s Shazia Marri said that there are nine types of taxes on power while the cost of the production of transformers is also being paid by the people.
Meanwhile, the Speaker approved the National Commission for Children’s Rights Bill 2017 by majority.
The opposition parties walked out of the House for not being given the chance to talk about the Access to Information bill by Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb.