Pakistan Observer

Stormy NA session begins today

Opp to raise terrorism issue, LoC violations, price hike

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Islamabad—The National Assembly begins its session today (Tuesday) which is likely to witness heated debate on critical issues including blasts and killings in Quetta, price hike and Indian firing on the Line of Control (LoC).

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah told INP that the opposition parties would strongly raise their voice against price hike, incidents of terrorism and violation of ceasefire by India along the LOC.

Chief Whip of PML-N and Minister of State Sheikh Aftab Ahmad talking to INP said that the Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will decide about the agenda for the session in consultation with all the parties in the House. He said the government will move a bill in the house to further amend the Federal Public Service Commission Act to retain provincial quota in Federal government jobs for another 20 years. He said with the approval of the House Chairman of Committees would be elected. He said a parliamentary party meeting will beheld before the session to devise government’s strategy.

Parliamentary sources said that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security would take the house into confidence about acts of terrorism and situation along the border.

They said that the Interior Minister would inform the house about his visit to Quetta after the dastardly act in which a number of police officers and personnel were killed. In addition several adjournment motions tabled by the opposition members would be taken up by the house.—INP

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