Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened an emergency meeting of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s parliamentary group at Parliament House today (Thursday) to discuss “important national issues”, it is learnt.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at Parliament House Committee Room 2 and the premier has reached the venue.

The prime minister will take the members into confidence on important national issues.

It is also reported that several members protested on being suddenly called for the meeting by chief whip, Malik Aamir Dogar.

The PTI’s emergency meeting comes before the start of a joint session of parliament today to table important bills.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said that a summary for the joint session had been sent to the president by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Sources privy to the matter said that a hectic legislative agenda was on the cards.

It is likely that the government’s bill of electoral reforms, which features the introduction of electronic voting machines and I-voting facility for overseas Pakistanis, and an ordinance concerning the powers of the National Accountability Bureau will be tabled in the joint session of parliament.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
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