Opp walks out of Punjab Assembly.


LAHORE -- The government got three bills passed from the Punjab Assembly with majority on Wednesday while the opposition walks out of the house for being denied presenting amendment to the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2019.

Accusing the government of backing away from the promise of giving provincial status to South Punjab, the opposition suggested the treasury support bills for creating two new provinces - South Punjab and Bahawalpur.

The session started one hour and 10 minutes behind the schedule with Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi in the chair.

Law Minister Raja Basharat responded to the queries during question hour on services and general administration department.

On the start of proceedings during government business, PML-N's Waris Kallu sought permission for proposing amendment to draft of the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2019. He said that the government has rejected proposed amendments to the draft law on technical ground. He accused the government of not fulfilling legal requirements while presenting the bill for approval.

3 bills sail through Punjab Assembly

Raja Basharat said that the opposition has not submitted amendments as per the rules. He raised the question that why the opposition always wait for the last day for proposing amendments.

As the chair disallowed the amendments, the opposition staged a walkout while chanting slogans against the government.

In the absence of opposition, the House passed the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2019, the Punjab Probation and Parole Service Bill 2019 and the Punjab Village Panchayats and Neighbourhood Councils (Amendment) Bill 2019 with majority.


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