List of Business
PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PUNJAB
LIST OF BUSINESS
THE MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY
24 OCTOBER 2018 AT 11:00 A.M.
Tilawat and Naat
ON ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2018-2019”
LAHORE: MUHAMMAD KHAN BHATTI
22 October 2018 Secretary
Summary of Proceedings
Summary of the Proceedings
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Started at 01:19 p.m.
with a recitation from the Holy Qur’an and its Urdu translation followed by Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool ﷺ.
In Chair Mr. Parvez Elahi, Speaker
Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Member-elect from (PP-3, Attock-III), Mr. Nasir Mahmood (PP-27, Jhelum-III) Mr. Jafar Ali (PP-103, Faisalabad-VII), Mr. Sohail Shoukat Butt (PP-164, Lahore-XXI), Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar (PP-165, Lahore-XXII) and Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Laghari (PP-292, Dera Gazi Khan-VIII) made an oath and signed the Roll of Members. The Speaker administered the oath.
Formation of Special Committee No.2 under Rule 187
During the proceedings of the House on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Mr Muhamad Basharat Raja, Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, on a point of order, apprised the House that the cost of ongoing schemes of 2007-08 escalated manifold due to unnecessary and inordinate delay by the previous Government. He requested the Chair to constitute a Committee of the House to probe into the matter. Hon’ble Speaker endorsed his view and desired that the Minister for Law may move for constitution of a Special Committee as required by Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, 1997. Accordingly, on a motion moved by Minister for Law, the House constituted a Special Committee No.2 in terms of rule 187 of the Rules of Procedure of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, 1997, to report within two months, to probe into the escalation of cost in the completion of projects launched by the Government in 2007-08 and fix responsibility thereof.
General Discussion on Annual Budget for the Year 2018-2019
General Discussion on Annual Budget for the Year 2018-19 continued for the fourth day. Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Minister for Finance concluded the discussion. He said that this budget was not a reflection of common people’s expectations, but of the previous government’s irregularities, poor fiscal management and wrong priorities. He further added that new Local Government System would bring revolutionary changes at the gross root level. He committed that in future interest free loans for the growers and extension in health insurance schemes will be provided in the whole province. He appreciated legislators for participating in the discussion and highlighting common people problems. He assured the House that the suggestions of legislators would be given importance and incorporated in the upcoming pre-budget session.
Mr. Faisal Hayat, Ms. Mussarat Jamshed, Raja Yawar Kamal Khan, Ms. Neelum Hayat Malik, Mr. Javed Kausar, Ms. Abida Bibi Ms Momina Waheed, Mr. Rais Nabeel Ahmad, and Mr. Ahmad Shah Khagga participated in the general discussion.
The House was then adjourned at 02:43 p.m. to meet on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.