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Govt, Opposition agree on standing committees formula

ISLAMABAD: The government and the opposition have agreed over a sharing formula for formation of the standing committees in a meeting of parliamentary leaders chaired by Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to the sharing formula, the opposition parties and the treasury benches will get their shares in parliamentary committees according to the ratio of their party members strength.

The deadlock between the opposition and the government over the chairman of the all-powerful Public Accounts Committee came to an end earlier after the government conceded the opposition’s demand and agreed over the nomination of Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif as the PAC chairman.

PML-N leader Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that the Public Accounts Committee and standing committees on law and justice will be constituted until Friday.

Earlier, the opposition parties leaders also attended a meeting earlier, chaired by Shehbaz Sharif. The meeting discussed the issue of formation of the parliamentary standing committees and the matter of issuance of production order of Khawaja Saad Rafique for the National Assembly session.



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