ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly NA unanimously passed three Private Members’ bills in the 17th sitting of the ongoing 50th session. The House also unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the corporal punishment for children.
Five other bills were introduced and referred to the standing committees. The Lower House also took up a calling attention notice about lack of maternal care and child health care in Islamabad Capital Territory’s ICT and other government hospitals. The Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, and the parliamentary leaders of MQM, MMAP, ANP, PML, PMLF, PPPS, and BNPA did not attend the sitting. Twenty one Points of Order consumed 48 minutes of the sitting time. None of the Points of Order attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.
An MMAP member pointed out the quorum at 1425 which led to adjournment of the sitting.
The Daily Factsheet is based on direct observation of the National Assembly proceedings conducted by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives CPDI; a member organization of FAFEN.