NA: Debate on Cut Motions Concludes

June 24, 2013 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly concluded debate on cut motions in the 11th sitting of the second session on Monday. Starting 25 minutes late, the sitting lasted five hours and 25 minutes, says a press release issued by FAFEN.

As many as 101 Cut Motions were raised against the 11 Demands for Grants for the Ministry of Interior, while 70 Cut Motions were raised against the four Demands for Grants for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources. Rejecting all the Cut Motions, the House approved all the Demands for Grants.

Two Calling Attention Notices appearing on the agenda were taken up. One was regarding stripping three Christian women and parading them on a trivial matter in a village of district Kasur, while the other was about non-payment to IPPs resulting in non-increase in the production of 1700 MW electricity.

The Speaker chaired the sitting for two hours and 10 minutes while the rest of the proceedings were presided over by the Deputy Speaker. Attending the meeting for 70 meetings, the Prime Minister spoke for 20 minutes in the House. The Leader of the Opposition attended the sitting for two hours and 34 minutes.