PA: (Punjab Assembly Passes six bills, adopts resolution)

June 23, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Assembly passed six bills (including the Punjab Finance Bill 2015) and adopted a resolution to commend the federal government’s efforts in minimizing load shedding in the country on Wednesday.

According to a report of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 73 members (20% of the membership) were present at the start of the sitting and 83 (22%) at the time of adjournment.

Apart from the Finance Bill, the House passed the Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2015, the Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2015, the Stamp (Amendment) Bill 2015, Punjab Mass transit Authority Bill 2015 and the Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan (Amendment) Bill 2015. In addition, the Finance Minister laid the schedule of authorized expenditure for the fiscal year 2015-16.

The House mourned the death of hundreds of people in a deadly heatwave in Karachi through the adopted resolution and praised the federal government’s efforts to curb load shedding in the country. On the other hand, three other resolutions seeking extension of three ordinances were not taken up during the sitting.