Pakistan

33 bills sail through joint session: Govt wins, opposition loses

ISLAMABAD: The joint session of Parliament on Wednesday passed the Elections (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021 envisaging use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in elections.

The joint sitting also passed the International Court of Justice ICJ (Review and Reconsideration) Bill, 2020 to give right of appeal to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in the light of ICJ directives.

Following a walkout of the opposition members after passage of the two bills, the government got remaining over 32 other bills easily passed. However, some of opposition members returned to the House to move their amendments.

During the joint session of Parliament on Wednesday, the opposition members gathered in front of the Speaker’s dais raising slogans ‘Cheeni Chor, Atta Chor, Go Niazi Go and rigging, rigging’ while tearing copies of bills and order of the day.

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