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Opposition continues to walk out of Senate over PM’s absence


ISLAMABAD:(APS)May 16, 2016 – Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani headed Senate session on Monday while on point of order Opposition Leader Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan said that he heard Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif visited National Assembly (NA) but did not addressed the senate so he has decided to walkout, reported APS News.

United opposition on this matter continued to walkout from the house the sixth day while 17 point agenda lasted for half hour after opposition’s walkout.

Senator Babar Awan presented bill for representation of female judges in high courts. Babar Awan said that not one a single female judge could hold office as Supreme Court judge for 70 years and has not been nominated in judicial commission. Government should not oppose the bill, he added.

Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid said that government has never opposed the bill but SC has allocated one-third presence of female judges which sums up to be 6 in number. He said that it would be too early and premature decision to set the number.

After disagreement by the government over the bill, Chairman conducted voting over the issue after which 23 votes were casted in favour and 15 against the bill.

Government coalition parties including National Party (NP) and Pukhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) also voted in the favour of the bill while the Chairman handed over the bill to concerned standing committee.

Senator Abul Qayum presented a resolution over proofs of Indian involvement in Pakistan and their presentation to global community. The bill was passed unanimously. Chairman of the Senate postponed a meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3p.m.

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