Lahore: the Assembly of the Punjab was unusually delayed for 10 days on Monday, the opposition claimed, to satisfy the constitutional requirement of keeping the house in session for at least 100 days in a parliamentary year.
The parliamentary year for an existing home provincial Assembly begins from August 15. Still, he met for 94 days.
Upon completion of the agenda of the panel of chairmen MIAN Muhammad Shafi told the deputies that the house was adjourned on 7 August. The opposition protested and claimed that this step was unconstitutional, because the proceedings may be postponed only for two days in a row.
PML-N chief whip Khalil Tahir Sindhu told media representatives after the meeting that the government lawmaking in an “unconstitutional manner”, while the session of the Assembly was moved on 7 August in the areas of “any Director of public relations”.
According to the Constitution, he said that the meeting could not be postponed for more than two consecutive days, otherwise a new notice must be given for summoning the session.
The rules of Assembly of the Punjab business not specified the number of days to close a session. However, the Supreme court ruling prohibits the payment of travel and subsistence allowances (TA/DA) on legislators, if the production in the case of an elected house finished more than two days in a row.
Previously, written requests from members associated with the Department of information and culture said the parliamentary Secretary Nadeem Qureshi during question Hour.
He told the house that for the promotion of Punjabi language, art and culture, FM radio stations were set up in Rawalpindi and Multan, the scope of which was extended to the divisional level.
Responding to a question of PML-N MPA Malik Arshad, he said that the Punjab government was held 40 events in Sahiwal for culture of the province. Residents of the area have adopted these programs as entertainment, he claimed.
He said sadiya MPA yesterday that the government of Punjab launched a campaign on artists release support Fund. In this campaign, RS5,000 per month would be given to each needy artist who registers.
Published in dawn, 28 July 2020
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