Sitting on 24th June 2020

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Summary of Proceedings

 

Summary of the Proceedings
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Started at 03:37 p.m.

 

with a recitation from the Holy Qur’an and its Urdu translation followed by Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool .

 

In Chair     Mr. Parvez Elahi, Speaker

 

Fateha

 

The House offered Fateha on the sad demise of brother and nephew of Mr Nishat Ahmad Khan, MPA (PP-206) and the brother of Mr Muhammad Tahir, MPA (PP-282).

 

Suspension of Rules

 

On a Motion moved by Mr. Muhammad Basharat Raja, Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, the House granted leave that the requirements of Rules 28, 127, 138 and all other relevant rules of the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab 1997 may be dispensed with under rule 234 of the said Rules for taking up a Resolution under Article 128 (2) (a) of the Constitution, which was unanimously passed by the House.

 

Resolution

 

The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab extended the period of validity of the Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Ordinance 2020 (II of 2020), promulgated on 27 March 2020, for a further period of ninety days with effect from 25 June 2020.

 

Government Business

 

Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants for the Year 2020-21

 

The treasury presented 41 Demands for grants and the Opposition submitted six cut motions against the budget allocated for Police, State Trading in Foodgrains & Sugar, Loans to Municipalities/Autonomous Bodies etc., Health Services, Agriculture and Education. The Minister for Finance separately moved Demands for grants for Foodgrains & Sugar and Agriculture for the fiscal year 2020-21, which were presented before the House for discussion. They were later voted upon and the cut motions moved by the Opposition were rejected with majority and the grants were passed.

 

The House was then adjourned at 6:06 p.m. to meet on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Resolutions Passed

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