ISLAMABAD: Fearing that it would stop working in getting a key legislation associated to the Financial Action Job Force (FATF) authorized from the Senate, the federal government has actually summoned a joint session of parliament on Thursday to get the bills passed.
President Dr Arif Alvi has actually summoned the joint session at 3pm while the Senate would fulfill in the early morning.
A source informed Pakistan Today that Prime Minister Imran Khan would chair a lunch conference at 1pm and all the judgment union members have actually been asked to participate in the joint session.
The source stated that following the failure of the settlements in between the opposition and the treasury benches over the key legislations, the federal government has actually chosen to get the bills passed in a joint session.
The source stated that though the federal government would attempt to get these bills passed in the Senate however it didn’t enjoy bulk in the Upper House and thus it was chosen to assemble a joint session to get the key legislationpassed The source added that the opposition celebrations had actually put 35 needs to the federal government for its assistance to the key legislation which the federal government thinks were targeted at a safe passage for the opposition leaders who had actually been sentenced in corruption cases. The source stated the federal government turned down the opposition needs and chose to get the bills passed in joint sitting of the parliament.
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar would chair the joint session.
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