NA summoned on Thursday

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The government has decided to summon a session of the National Assembly on Thursday, December 15 at 5pm at the Parliament House. With President Asif Ali Zardari still out of the country, the acting president, Farooq H Naik has summoned the 37th session of the fourth parliamentary year of the incumbent National Assembly in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the constitution. A source in the legislation branch of the Parliament House told Pakistan Today that an adjournment motion submitted by the PML-N legislators on “memogate” topped the list of agenda items to be presented to the business advisory committee on Thursday and the list would be finalised on the same day.
“Adjournment motions by opposition parties on price hike, gas load shedding, worsening law and order are included in the list but the memo controversy and health issue of President Asif Ali Zardari are likely to top the NA session,” said a source in the PML-N, adding that the opposition wanted the government to take the nation into confidence on the country’s envoys’ conference, strategy to deal with the US and NATO forces in the wake of the ISAF attack on Pakistani checkposts in Mohmand Agency.