When I want to relax myself, I switch to Pakistan Television. There is calm there usually and the news / programs cover a wider spectrum of Pakistan. This morning while getting ready to work, I heard the announcement that “maujooda qaumi assembly ka chotha parlimani saal, aaj Qaumi Assembly kay pehlay ijlas say shuroo ho raha hay”. In simple English, it means “Current National Assembly’s fourth Parliamentary Year begins today with the first session of the National Assembly.” This one statement on PTV made me realize that the PPP has completed three years of the current tenure and beginning the fourth one. This sounds so unbelievable in the wake of unreal propaganda on the media and all the judicial activism.
I don’t want to write a lot. Just wanted to show my happiness on the matter. As they say, one press release in favor of democracy and democratic procedures is worth more than 10000 attacks through media, judges and face civil society. InshAllah, after the fourth year completes, the fifth year begins and in March 2013, we will see the logical death of all the prophets of doom and gloom who rule the airwaves and headlines of our newspapers.
First NA session of fourth parliamentary year to start on Monday
ISLAMABAD, Apr 10 (APP): The first session of fourth parliamentary year of National Assembly will start here Monday.It would be the 30th session of incumbent National Assembly that has been summoned to meet on the date at 1600 hours.Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza will chair the meeting that would debate the presidential address he made in joint sitting of Parliament on March 22, 2011.Prior to start of the session, a usual House Business Advisory Committee will meet under the chair of Speaker at 1500 hours to decide agenda of the whole session as well as the annual calendar of the fourth parliamentary year.
The House is also likely to hold debates on rising inflation, prevailing law and order situation in the country and recent price hike in fuel prices.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNAs Raja Asad, Parveen Masood Bhatti and Nisar Tanveer have already submitted adjournment motions on price hike of petroleum products.
Under the 18th amendment, the number of mandatory days for National Assembly has been increased from previous 110 days to 130.
It is pertinent to mention here that the National Assembly and Senate have passed landmark 18th and 19th amendments during the third parliamentary year.