ISLAMABAD - The government would likely table the much controversial National Accountability Commission Bill before the National Assembly, while the Senate session has also been called by President Asif Ali Zardari to meet here in the evening on Monday.
The sessions of both houses of the Parliament would start at 5:00 pm, in which law and order situation in the country, circumstances of Baluchistan, dual nationality and price hike of petroleum products and adjournment motions moved by different members would be discussed.
Speaker National Assembly, Dr Fahmida Mirza and Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari would preside over the sessions of their respective houses. Sources in the Parliament informed TheNation that NAC Bill was included in the National Assembly agenda item for Monday, but there are chances of deferring the bill for a day or so to take PML-N, the main opposition in the Lower House of the Parliament, on board, which has serious reservations over the draft of the new accountability law.
Meanwhile, the government under pressure from coalition partners, could toss the issue of dual nationality in the Upper House of the Parliament where the draft bill dealing with dual nationality holder MPs was pending with the standing committee.
Sources in the Parliament further informed that the ruling PPP was in contact with the PML-N Parliamentarians on getting the new accountability law passed from the Parliament with consensus but so far failed to break impasse.
Sources in PML-N saw the whole exercise with suspicion as they considered it another ploy of PPP as they considered that they would not support the proposed law unless and until all their genuine concerns would not be addressed they would not support it.
These sources further said that PML-N wanted that before bringing the NAC Bill before the house for passage their concerns regarding the proposed law would be addressed in National Assembly Standing Committee for Law and Justice where the draft was pending for past over four years. Similarly, the government may bring the new law on dual nationality holders MPs in Senate during the current session as the proposed bill was pending with Senate Standing Committee, sources further informed.