The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has completed preparations for the passage of the Finance (Supplementary) Bill, 2021, often known as the mini-budget, in the National Assembly today, according to media reports.
During today’s crucial lower house session, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin will bring the debate on the mini-budget to a close.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said in an interview with the media that the National Assembly would approve the mini-budget at its session on January 13.
Moreover, Today, Prime Minister Imran Khan also has called a meeting of treasury legislators in order to gain their trust on the Finance Amendment Bill 2021, often known as the mini-budget.
The meeting, which will take place in the Parliament House on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm, will be attended by members of Parliament from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and other coalition parties.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the chief speaker in the assembly and the minister of parliamentary affairs have been tasked with ensuring the presence of parliamentarians, who will subsequently be brought into confidence by Prime Minister Imran Khan over the financial amendment bill.
MQM-P Threatening to PTI:
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), a PTI ally in the federal government, has indicated that it will oppose the mini-budget if the Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021 does not incorporate ideas submitted by the MQM-P.
According to the available information, the MQM-Pakistan has presented 11-point suggestions for the Finance Amendment Bill to the National Assembly secretariat, which has been forwarded to Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin.
“If suggestions are rejected, the MQM-P’s decision would be different,” sources within the party have stated, and in this context, party convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has issued directions to members of the parliament and senators on how to vote in the elections.