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Contempt of parliament bill to be presented in NA today

ISLAMABAD: Today (Tuesday), the government plans to introduce the Contempt of Parliament Bill in the National Assembly (NA).

According to information, the National Assembly will pass the bill today following its introduction in the chamber.

The Contempt of Parliament Bill suggests a sentence of 2 to 6 years in prison and a fine of Rs. 1 million for “contempt” of the legislature.

Following the bill’s approval, both the general public and representatives of governmental and state institutions will be subject to its provisions.

According to sources, the measure, which was written by Rana Qasim Noon, the chairman of the NA Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations, would give the parliament the power to call any government employee for “contempt.”

According to sources, the issues brought before it will be investigated by a parliamentary committee made up of 24 members, with equal representation from the opposition benches and the treasury.

According to additional sources, the committee will then recommend punishment, which the relevant house leader will subsequently decide upon.

Prior to this, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), accused the Supreme Court (SC) of “contempt of Parliament” by “undermining the decisions of the House.”

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