Senate, NA to meet today

Both the Senate and National Assembly are scheduled to meet separately on Monday as the President has summoned sessions of the both the Houses.

This would be the 64th session of the Upper House while the Lower House would be holding its 25th session.

Besides routine agenda items, both the Houses are likely to take up various national as well as political issues with the prevailing devastation caused by floods at top.

According to the sources, both House of the Parliament are also likely to adopt resolutions to condemn the ongoing brutalities of Indian forces against Kashmiris fighting for their right of self- determination also supported by the United Nations through a resolution.

It is likely that proceedings of the Senate on first day would be adjourned without taking up agenda, as parliamentary practice, to condole over demise of Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Senator Abdur Razzaq Taheem on September 1.

The Upper House may also discuss the statement of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain in his telephonic address in which he had asked `patriotic military generals’ to take action against corrupt politicians.

Though the National Assembly has already made thorough deliberation on flood-devastation in its previous session requisitioned by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, however it is expected that the issue would again dominate the proceedings as the members would discuss relief and rehabilitation of the affected population.

Under the power conferred on him by Clause 1 of Article 54 of the Constitution, the President has already issued notification to summon session of both the House on September 20 at 1700 hours.

According to the sources, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement will not attend the sessions as part of ten-day mourning it has announced over the assassination of party leader Dr Imran Farooq in London.