Islamabad: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker, National Assembly chaired a meeting of the House Business Advisory Committee in the Parliament House to discuss the agenda for the Budget Session of the National Assembly on Friday.
After discussion and taking into account suggestions by representative of the political parties in the National Assembly, it was decided that general discussion on the Budget will continue till 17th June 2014 and thereafter the process of passage of Budget would be initiated. It was decided that the Budget Session will continue till 21st June, 2014.
The Committee decided that the sittings of the National Assembly will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Mondays and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a break of half an hour for Zuhr prayers on rest of the days.
It was also decided that the question hour and other non-legislative business will remain suspended during the Budget Session. The Committee also approved the tentative schedule of sessions of the National Assembly during its 2nd Parliamentary year.
The meeting was attended by Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production, Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs/Chief Whip of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Jam Kamal Khan, Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Resources, MNAs; Ms. Shaista Pervez, Mr. Shahab-ud-Din Khan, Mr. Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Dr. Arif Alvi, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah and Syed Ghazi Gulab Jamal,