ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2012: In its press release “94% legislators stay away from PCNS debate” released on April 13, 2012, FAEN erroneously reported that only THREE legislators belonging to Pakistan Muslim League (PML) had participated in the debate on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security during the 12th Joint Session of the Parliament held between March 20, 2012 and April 12, 2012. However, a total of FOUR legislators belonging to PML had participated in the debate. These included: Senator Mushahid Hussain, Senator Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail , MNA Amir Muqam and MNA Riaz Pirzada. Although MNA Muqam has joined the PML-N, his membership in the Lower House continues to be with the PML (http://www.na.gov.pk/en/members_listing.php?party=8).
A total of FOUR legislators belonging to PML – TWO MNAs and TWO Senators — raised Points of Orders during the joint sitting. However, these Points of Orders related to other critical and crucial issues in the country. The following table shows the sitting-wise details of the participation of PML members:
|Sr. No.||Member||Sitting No.||Date||Type of Intervention||Issue Raised|
|1.||MNA Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada||I||March 20, 2012||Debate on PCNS Recommendations||PCNS Report|
|2.||MNA Eng. Amir Muqam||1||March 20, 2012||Debate on PCNS Recommendations||PCNS Report|
|3.||MNA Kashmala Tariq||2||March 26, 2012||Point of Order||Called for strict punishment to the perpetrators of acid throwing on Fakhra Younas|
|4.||MNA Sardar Talib Hassan Nakai||2||March 26, 2012||Point of Order||Raised the issue of transparency in BISP disbursements
Raised the issues of frequent outages in the country
|5.||Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed||5||March 30, 2012||Debate on PCNS Recommendations||PCNS Report|
|6.||Senator Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail||5||March 30, 2012||Debate on PCNS Recommendations||PCNS Report|
|7.||Senator Robina Irfan||8||April 10, 2012||Point of Order||Raised concern at the government inaction over the killing of six persons in Quetta|
|8.||Senator Kamil Ali Agha||8||April 10, 2012||Point of Order||Expressed dissatisfaction at the outcome of the energy conference in Punjab|
FAFEN would like to thank Senator Mushahid Hussain for pointing out the error and helping us correct the records. The error is regretted.
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