NA passes bills sans quorum.

ISLAMABAD -- The NatAional Assembly on TuesAday passed two bills and saw the introduction of five others, despite clearly lacking quorum as Ghous Bux Mahar of the opposition Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) protested over the absence of ministers from the house.

Speaking on a point of order on a private member's day, Mr Mahar also lashed out at the Centre as well as the Sindh government for, what he called, ignoring the flood victims and not providing them the compensation amount despite repeated announAcements by ministers.

'Look, what is the situation in this house,' said the GDA member, while asking Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani to take notice of the absence of ministers from the house proceedings. He said even Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had not been seen in the house for a long time.

Mr Mahar became more agitated when the chair deferred his calling-attention notice regarding the unavailability of the of AMBU lifter at Sukkur Airport due to the absence of the minister concerned.

Earlier, the deputy speAaker had already suspenAded the proceedings for 15 minutes when there was no minister...

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