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Govt discusses formation of standing committees with Opp

The government and opposition have decided on the number of standing committees and the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The session of the parliamentary leaders was held under Asad Qaiser on Wednesday where Federal Ministers Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervez Khattak, Farogh Naseem attended from the government side while Rana Tanveer, Naveed Qamar and others represented the opposition.

In the session, the decision over the issue of standing committees was discussed. It was decided that the PAC chairmanship will be with the opposition.

Rana Tanveer said in the first phase, two committees will be formed including PAC and law and justice committee.

Tanveer said that two committees will be formed on Friday and the opposition will get its share.

Pakistan People’s Party leader Naveed Qamar said that opposition has a right to form 19 committees, while the government is saying it will review the situation.

PPP leader Shazia Mari said that the government wanted to give opposition 17 committees so it is hoped that the matter gets resolved immediately.

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