Joint Sitting of Parliament postponed

The Joint sitting of Parliament, which was slated to be held today (Friday), has been postponed due to differences between Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and Awami National Party (ANP) over new nomenclature for the NWFP.

On the other hand, representative of different political parties, who was also scheduled to sign the draft of the constitutional reforms bill Thursday at a meting of Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PCCR) was also postponed and it is expected that they would sign the bill today (Friday) at a simple ceremony, sources informed Online.

The committee members also expressed annoyance over PML-N after it failed to sort out issue with regard to renaming of NWFP. They adopted a stance that PML-N wants to sabotage PCCR and despite promises PML-N has withdrawn its stance over new nomenclature for the NWFP

Online when contacted a Spokesperson of the National Assembly Secretariat as saying the Assembly Secretaries has not received summary from Presidency with regard to summoning of joint sitting of Parliament but we had been orally asked to finalize arrangements in this respect.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while talking to media men after a ceremony also admitted that he has not received a summary with regard to summoning of joint sitting of Parliament so far.

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