A session of the National Assembly must be called: Bilawal

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KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged that a session of the National Assembly must be called adding that it was unfortunate that the Federal government has failed to ensure a functional parliament in during the severe crisis.

Participating in the meeting of Parliamentary leaders through video link presided over by Federal Minister Syed Fakhar Imam today, the PPP Chairman said that his Party was willing to work with the Speaker’s office to ensure both oversight and safety.

He said Speaker and the government must also ensure protection of life and health of the members and the staff of the Assembly. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that lengthy debates could be limited in the session but that there would be no compromise on voting rights for legislations.

He pointed out that a meeting of the PPP’s Committee on Economy has already demanded fair distribution of the foreign relief aid received from IFIs, IMF, World Bank and G20 countries among the provinces, to enable them to cope up with the situation.

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