Punjab Assembly makes a new World Record

Punjab Assembly makes a new World Record

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly has made a new world record by passing 12 bills in just 45 minutes during the Punjab Assembly last session on Wednesday.

It cleared the government’s list of legislation before the completion of its tenure on May 31.

And while doing so the treasury members braved the suffocating heat in the house caused by a lack of internal arrangements to run air-conditioning system during the prolonged power breakdown that hit Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Fanning themselves with copies of the agenda they also successfully tackled three attempts by the opposition to obstruct the legislation by calling out short quorum.

Earlier, a pandemonium was witnessed in the very beginning of the session when the opposition members led by Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed came closer to the rostrum of Speaker Rana Iqbal, raising slogans against the Sharif brothers and demanding punishment for ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on the charge of committing sedition.

They torn apart copies of the day’s agenda and tossed the pieces into the air, also blaming the government for the country-wide power breakdown. Mr Rasheed said it was failure of the government which had been bragging about producing surplus electricity in the country.

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