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Joint session approves motion to present Election Amendment Bill 2021

Joint sitting of Parliament begins under the chairmanship of National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser (Photo Sama)

ISLAMABAD: The joint session of the Parliament has approved the motion to present Election Amendment Bill 2021.

The crucial joint session of Parliament is currently underway which was presented by Parliamentary Adviser, Dr Babar Awan.  Around 221 members from the treasury benches supported the motion, while 203 opposition members opposed the motion.   The Electoral Amendment Bill 2021 will be presented in the meeting.

The Second Electoral Amendment Bill will also be presented in the meeting. The bills regarding electoral reforms will be submitted in the joint session by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan.

As per agenda, the bill related to Kulbhushan Jadhav and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be moved by Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem.

Read more: Parliament’s joint session to be held today

The Islamabad Capital Territory Charities Registration, Regulation and Facilitation Bill will be introduced during the joint sitting of Parliament, while State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Banking Services Corporation Amendment Bill, 2021and National College of Arts Institute Bill, 2021 will also be presented in the joint session.

The two bills of Muslim Family Laws (Amendment) Act, 2021 and the Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trail) Bill, 2021 will present during the session. Hyderabad Institute for Technical and Management Sciences Bill, 2021 will also be moved in the session.

 

 

 

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