Parliament Joint session begins to vote FATF bills

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ISLAMABAD: Parliament have started a joint session today on Wednesday to vote on crucial bills related to Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) obligations.

Opposition parties, Pakistan Muslim League PMLN and Pakistan Peoples Party PPP MNAs have started protesting against government moves to pass crucial bills

Prime Minister Imran Khan is also present in the assembly hall.

President Arif Alvi has summoned the joint sitting of the parliament where the National Assembly and the Senate will take up the Anti-Money Laundering (Second Amendment) bill and Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill to meet requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for passage.

The two FATF-related bills were rejected by the Senate having opposition in the majority, just before Ashura, last month. The Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs also moved a motion on Monday under Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the House to refer two bills to the joint sitting as provided by the Constitution. The motion was adopted by the House.

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