Parliament can grant extension in ordinances: Babar Awan

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Advisor to Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan on Thursday tabled China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Bill 2020 and 26th amendment of constitution in National Assembly.

Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has forwarded both bills to concerned standing committees while opposition lodged protest against not providing copies of the bills in National Assembly.

National Assembly also extended tabled ordinances for 120 days. Babar Awan, while responding to protest by JUI-F’s Shahida Akhtar against the extension, said that under the constitution of the country, parliament can grant extension to ordinances.

Earlier, PPP leader Naveed Qamar said that the House is being paralyzed as the work of parliament was being taken from an ordinance factory.