Scenes from the press Gallery

ISLAMABAD: Chaotic scenes were witnessed in the National Assembly of Pakistan during the joint session of the Parliament today (Wednesday).

The session started around 01:01 PM with a recitation of the Holy Quran as well as a Naat.

The team of The Pakistan Daily was present in the press gallery of the National Assembly.

The joint session of Parliament has started with an agenda to take up more than two dozen crucial bills, including the electoral reforms bill and the bill for the right of overseas Pakistanis to vote.

Joint Session is chaired by Speaker Asad Qaiser.

PMLN President Mian Shehbaz Sharif comes shortly after the Talawat. He was sitting with leader of the Opposition in the Senate Yousuf Raza Gillani

Federal minister Fawad Chaudhry and opposition leader in the senate Yousaf Raza Gilani we’re seen talking for a long time.

PMLQ’s Tariq Bashir Cheema and PPP’s Raja Pervaiz we’re also discussing for a long time.

Bilawal Bhutto reached at 12.45 PM. PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari enter at 1.05 PM. There was loud thumping during his entry.

Shehbaz Sharif and Asif Zardari met very frankly.

As soon as National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser handed over the microphone to Parliamentary Affairs Adviser Babar Awan, the Opposition started making noise, after which the Speaker allowed the Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif to speak.

Awan requested the speaker to postpone the bill for electronic voting machines. saying the Opposition wanted to talk to him [the Speaker] over this bill, so it should be delayed.

The speaker deferred the bill for electronic voting machines.

Awan said that the Opposition has objections on Agenda No 2 of the Election Amendment Bill 2021. “The bill has been discussed with you and also in the Senate. The bill should be postponed for further discussion,” Awan said.

This is a developing news story. More to Follow

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