Wednesday June 08, 2022

Joint Session of Parliament Today

ISLAMABAD: The joint session of the parliament has been summoned today, in which the government is expected to bring the bills seeking amendments to the NAB laws and election laws — National Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2022 and Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022.

The bills were passed by the National Assembly and Senate separately while Alvi rejected them on the ground that he was not informed about the legislative proposal under Article 46 before they were tabled in parliament.

The National Assembly and Senate passed the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2022 and Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 separately and it were sent to President Dr Arif Alvi for his approval but he returned both the bills for “reconsideration and detailed deliberation” to parliament and its committees under Clause(1)(b) of Article 75.

According to Article 75 of the Constitution, if the president returned any bill then it would be presented in a joint sitting of parliament and if the parliament passed the bill, then it would be sent to the president again for assent and if the president did not give assent within 10-days, then it would automatically be made an act of the parliament.

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