President M Abdul Hamid Saturday has summoned 16th session (also the first session of 2022) of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on 16 January, reports BSS.
“The session will begin at 4:00pm on 16 January (Sunday) at the Parliament Bhaban in Sher-e Bangla Nagar here,” said a JS media release this afternoon.
The president, also the head of the state, will convene the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per the clause (1) of article 72 of the constitution, it added.
As per the provisions of the constitution, president M Abdul Hamid will address the first session of 2022. Besides, holding discussion on the president’s address, some important bills are scheduled to be placed and passed in the session.
All health protocols will be maintained during the session. Before commencing the house proceedings on the day, the Parliamentary Business Advisory Committee is likely to hold a meeting with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair to fix the duration and agendas of the session.
The 15th session of the parliament was prorogued on November 28, starting on 14 November with a total of ninth sittings following all necessary health guidelines amid the corona pandemic.
The session was important as a special discussion was held marking the golden jubilee of the Independence and president M Abdul Hamid delivered a commemorative speech recalling the contribution of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Independence.
Leader of the house prime minister Sheikh Hasina placed a motion under section 147 of the rules of procedure after the president’s commemorative speech. The prime minister, deputy leader of the opposition, chief whip and MPs took part in the discussion.
The parliament unanimously passed the special motion placed by prime minister Sheikh Hasina marking the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence from Pakistan. A total of nine bills were placed in this brief session which was ultimately passed by parliament.