Budget Speech attracts more than 71% MNAs to NA sitting: Fafen

ISLAMABAD :   Amid pandemonium, the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue presented the budget during the first sitting of the 42nd session of the National Assembly on Friday. Starting 35 minutes late, the sitting lasted 36 minutes.
According to Fafen Report, the sitting was marred by a scuffle between PMLN and PPPP legislators while the Finance Minister was making the budget speech.
The Prime Minister attended the entire sitting while the Leader of the Opposition was present for 20 minutes. The National Assembly met for 36 minutes.
The Speaker chaired the sitting. The Deputy Speaker was also present during the proceedings.
The Prime Minister was present during the entire sitting and the Leader of the Opposition was there for 20 minutes.
The Parliamentary leaders of the MQM, PPPS, NPP and BNPA were present while the leaders of MMAP, ANP, PMLF and PML were absent.
The Chief Whips of the PPPP, PMLN, PML, MMAP, ANP and PMLF were present.
A total of 117 (34%) Members were present at the outset of the sitting, while 245 (71%) at the end of the sitting.
The Minister for Finance and Revenue addressed the House for 23 minutes. There was no other agenda on the Orders of the Day.

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