Joint sitting of Parliament: Clubbhushan Yadav and the International Court of Justice also passed the bill

The number of members of the opposition is 211. The government and the opposition are active in completing the numbers in the House

ISLAMABAD: A bill related to Indian spy Kulbhushan and International Court of Justice has also been passed in a joint sitting of Parliament. The bill on Clubbhushan was introduced by Law Minister Forough Naseem.

The bill to hold elections through electronic voting machine was passed in the joint sitting of the parliament. Earlier, the motion to introduce Electoral Reforms Amendment Bill 2021 was passed with 221 votes in favor and 203 against.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan moved a motion which was counted. The counting process has been challenged by the opposition. Earlier, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had said that 222 members were required for approval of the motion. Earlier, when the joint sitting of the parliament began, the opposition started making noise. The agenda of the meeting includes approval of 29 Bills including Electoral Reforms Bill, NAB Ordinance and New Census.

The PTI relies heavily on allies to pass bills in the joint sitting of parliament. The total number of members in both the houses is 440, while the government and allies have 27 members. The number of members of the opposition is 211. The government and the opposition are working to complete the numbers in the House.

The joint sitting of the parliament is underway. Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif said in his address that today is a very important day in the history of the parliament and the government and its allies want to bulldoze the bill today. Mr. Speaker, the biggest burden of bulldozing the government from the House is on your shoulders.

He said that it was announced in the dark of night that Parliament would convene the next morning. When dozens of members were absent from Imran Khan Niazi's dinner and the coalition was in denial, the meeting was adjourned. Mr. Speaker, after receiving your letter, the whole opposition considered the contents of the letter and gave a detailed reply. In response to the letter, excellent suggestions were made, but you disconnected and the opposition. No response was received, we were not even informed about the upcoming program.

Shahbaz Sharif said that the consultation with the opposition was a ploy to persuade the allies, after the election there is a noise of rigging, for the first time before the election 220 million people are making noise of rigging۔

Shahbaz Sharif said that the consultation with the opposition was a ploy to persuade the allies, after the election there is a noise of rigging, for the first time before the election 220 million people are making noise of rigging.


In 2018, RTS went bad which led to this rigged government, EVM means Evil Whistle Machine.

Shahbaz Sharif demands Speaker to adjourn the meeting and complete consultation

The Leader of the Opposition said that the government wants something to happen so that they do not have to go to the people, they get power through EVM, they want to get NRO. What kind of democracy would it be where the law is being flouted, Mr. Speaker, use your powers to adjourn this meeting and consult the opposition.

Opposition should not trade conscience and vote in favor of the bill, Foreign Minister

Addressing the meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the Leader of the Opposition had expressed his views and we listened to him with great respect. I agree with him that today is a historic day, today this House is going to make such legislation by removing the flaws of the past that transparent electoral reforms are intended.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we do not want to impose black law at all but we want to wash away the soot of the past. We do not intend to bulldoze the legislation at all. We have invited the opposition for consultation.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, "We did not impose a joint meeting. We had given a date on November 11, it was postponed." "They say we didn't have a numerical majority, so it was postponed. If we didn't have a numerical majority, why would we introduce this bill today," he said.

"There is a method of legislation, we have followed every method, the members had questions, we persuaded them with arguments and that is why the members are in the ranks of the government," he said.

He said that the gist of Shahbaz Sharif's speech was that there was unity in the government ranks. EVM is being brought to end the evil plans of the past. "I urge the opposition not to compromise their conscience and vote for this bill," he said. The Foreign Minister asked the Speaker not to adjourn the meeting.

Bilawal Bhutto announces to go to court against controversial electoral reform laws

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while addressing a joint sitting of the parliament said that we respect and honor the parliament. The nation and this house should not be lied to. So we will not accept the next election. You are making the election controversial from today.

Bilawal Bhutto further said that we do not believe in electoral reforms, we stand with the Election Commission. As long as the Election Commission has reservations, we have reservations. He said that the Election Commission has also rejected this electronic voting machine and the Election Commission has raised 37 serious objections on this machine. Bilawal Bhutto announces to go to court against controversial electoral reform laws.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that you are insulting the parliament of Pakistan, people are already suffering from inflation and unemployment, reduce the price of petrol and we will support you. While enslaving the IMF, the government also snatched bread from the people. If you give relief to the people, we are ready to support you.

"We will go to court against the controversial electoral reform laws. It is not possible for the vote to go to Paris and the result will be Multan," he said.

The PPP leader said that the SBP should be accountable to the parliament and the courts, they want to make the SBP subordinate to the IMF, the SBP will not be accountable to the parliament, nor will the Supreme Court be able to ask it. 

Talking about the bill on Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav, Bilawal Bhutto said that PTI used to criticize Indian spy Kulbhushan in opposition but today it wants to give NRO to Kulbhushan.

Bilawal Bhutto said that the issue of census should be debated in the House. Outside will protest against it.

Bilawal Bhutto's demand for counting on every bill

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari demanded counting on each bill. He said that the government would have to get 222 votes for legislation, on which Babar Awan said that all bills could be passed by simple majority. Will be approved

More than 20 bills will be considered in the joint sitting of Parliament

President Dr. Arif Alvi formally convened a joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday afternoon to consider more than 20 important bills, including the Electoral Reform Bill, which have either been repealed or rejected by the Senate.

It may be recalled that the government had earlier convened a joint meeting after its allies, especially the PML-Q and the MQM, raised concerns over the proposed electoral reform bill on the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Postponed.

The party's position in parliament shows that if the two houses are combined, there is only a two-vote majority in the government. According to the party's position, the number of opposition members in the 440-member joint house is 219 as against 221.

Statistics show that the ruling coalition has a majority of 17 votes in the National Assembly, while it is 15 votes behind the opposition in the Senate.

Asad Mahmood

Asad Mahmood of JUI-F said that the foundation of chaos and unrest is being laid in the country. The results always raise questions in the world, we can't afford to have chaos first, then chaos.

Arrival of the Prime Minister in the House

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan came to the House. She was holding a rosary in her hand. He was greeted by members of the government at the desk.

Amendment to election bill rejected

Mohsin Dawar said that it is unfortunate that Ali Wazir is not in the house today and Waziristan is not being represented. Mohsin Dawar moved his amendment in the Electoral Amendment Bill Second Amendment which was opposed by Babar Awan.