National Assembly session starts


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30 Sep, 2019 8:30 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly session started at the Parliament House on Monday.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser is presiding over the session.

The session will discuss important national issues besides routine proceeding.

During the session, a number of bills will be tabled before the House and reports of Standing Committees presented. The session will also focus on the recently concluded trip to the US, undertaken by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and a team of top diplomats of the country along with the Foreign Minister.

According to the 21-point agenda of today’s NA session, an amendment bill, Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947, will be presented. The attention notice, on rapidly increasing dengue virus in Islamabad and its measures, will also given during the session.

Different reports of the ministries of NA Standing committees will also be presented in the House.

Shazia Marri, from federal health department, will present the bill on non-availability of Rabies vaccine in Sindh. An amendment bill on Money Laundering Prevention Act 2010 will also be presented.

The discussions in the lower house of parliament are likely to centre around the issue of occupied Kashmir and the country’s foreign policy in the wake of Prime Minister Imran Khan recent visit to New York, where he addressed the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan warned the UN that his country’s dispute with India over Kashmir could escalate into an all-out nuclear war that would have consequences for the world.

In a fiery speech lasting 50 minutes, Khan said India could unleash a “bloodbath” in the Muslim-majority territory, as the nuclear-armed rivals took center stage at the UN General Assembly.

His heated rhetoric stood in stark contrast to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address an hour earlier, when the Hindu nationalist leader touted domestic successes but made only an oblique reference to terrorism, taken to mean Pakistan.


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