The government appears confident of getting all its bills passed in the much-awaited joint session of Parliament on Wednesday (today).

The joint session has been summoned by President Arif Alvi today at 12pm.

The government is looking forward to passing more than two dozen bills including the ones on electoral reforms and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinances.


In response, the joint Opposition will resist the government and stop it from legislating what they call “black laws”.

According to party position, the number of Opposition members in the 440-member joint house comes to 219 against 221 treasury members.

It may be recalled that the government had previously postponed the joint sitting after its allies, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P), expressed their reservations over the proposed electoral reforms bills regarding the use of the electronic voting machine (EVM) and the introduction of i-voting for overseas Pakistanis in the next election.