Parliament’s joint session postponed

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The joint session of the Parliament which was summoned on March 26 has been postponed, SAMAA reported Thursday.

The session was postponed due to the difference of opinion between Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) and Awami National Party (ANP) over renaming of NWFP. Moreover the ceremony of signing 18th amendment draft has also been postponed.

It is learnt that constitutional reforms committee has been failed to reach a consensus on renaming NWFP. It was largely suggested to rename the NWFP to Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile, the meeting of Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms has been adjourned till tomorrow (Friday). According to the state TV, the meeting will begin tomorrow after Friday prayers.

It may be reminded that President Asif Ali Zardai was due to address the joint session of the Parliament on March 26 (Friday), and Federal Law Minister Babar Awan has announced the date of the joint session yesterday.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Secretary Information Fauzia Wahab said that it is unfair to put the whole system aside only for having difference over renaming a province. She also requested the PML-N to resolve the issue as soon as possible. “PPP has no issue with the name as the party already call the province Pakhtunkhwa,” she added. SAMAA






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