PILDAT Roundup of Joint Sessions of Parliament of Pakistan

November 24 and December 7-9, 2009


Publication No: PM-017

Rs 3,000  

A Joint Session of the Parliament took place on November 24, 2009, during which the Government unveiled the Aghaz-e-Huqooq-e-Balochistan package, an attempt to address the grievances of the people of Balochistan and to end the low-intensity insurgency in the province that had gained fresh momentum after the assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti during General Pervez Musharraf and Shaukat Aziz’s government on August 26, 2006. As a follow-up to the presentation of the package by Senator Raza Rabbani on behalf of the Government of Pakistan on November 24, a subsequent Joint Session of the Parliament was held from December 07-09, 2009 to get Parliament’s input on the package. A synopsis of the events of the session is given below. This summary was prepared prior to the transcripts of the National Assembly session becoming available. The account of events is based upon press reporting and other reports relating to the business of the session, along with information made available by the National Assembly’s website.