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*NA SECRETARIAT SEEKS NAMES FOR THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTION REGARDING BLASPHEMOUS CARICATURES PUBLISHED IN FRENCH MAGAZINE*

Islamabad: National Assembly Secretariat on the direction of Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, sought nominations for the special committee of National Assembly on resolution against blasphemous caricatures published in French magazine on 1st September, 2020.

Nominations have been sought for the Special Committee from all parliamentary parties in the National Assembly through a letter addressed to their parliamentary leaders. The Special Committee will consider resolution moves by MNA Amjid Ali Khan on 20th April, 2021 in the Session of the National Assembly.

The Speaker National Assembly was authorised to set up a special committee under Rule 244(B) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly 2007 through a motion adopted in the Sitting of the Assembly held on 20th April, 2021.

The special committee will consist of all the parliamentary parties in proportion to their seats in the Assembly.

Letters have been sent to PTI Deputy Parliamentary Leader Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of MQM Pakistan, Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema of Pakistan Muslim League and Khalid Hussain Magsi of Balochistan Awami Party to give nominations of their respective party for the Special Committee.

Letters have also been despatched to GDA’s Ghous Bakhsh Khan Mehr, Jamhoori Watan Party’s Nawabzada Shah Zain Bugti and Awami Muslim League’s parliamentary leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

PML-N leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif, PPPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, MMAP Leader Asad Mahmood, ANP leader Amir Haider Azam Hoti and BNP leader Muhammad Akhtar Mengal have been requested to give nominations of their respective parties for the Special Committee.