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The National Assembly on Monday approved all 143 Demands for Grants and Appropriations for the next financial year relating to different ministries, divisions and departments.

The House adopted 49 more Demands for Grants and Appropriations for the year ending 30th June, 2016.  It passed 94 demands for grants on Friday.

These demands were related to Cabinet Division, Aviation Division, Airports Security Force, Capital Administration and Development Division, Establishment Division, National Security Division, Communication Division, Foreign Affairs Division, Interior Division, Narcotics Control Division, National Food Security and Research Division, Petroleum and Natural Resources Division, Planning, Development and Reforms Division, Water and Power, Federal Public Service Commission, Meteorology, Prime Minister's Office, Board of Investment, Atomic Energy, Stationery and Printing, Passport Organization, Civil Armed Forces, Frontier Constabulary, Pakistan Coast Guards, Pakistan Rangers, Geological Survey and SUPARCO.

The Opposition did not move any cut motion because they were staging walkout on load-shedding issue.

Earlier, on Points of order in the National Assembly the opposition members highlighted the miseries of the people due to heatwave and load-shedding in country particularly in Sindh.

They said a number of lives have been lost due to heatwave in Karachi. They demanded convening a meeting of Council of Common Interests to discuss the issue.

They said in the agreement it was decided that K-Electric will upgrade the system but it failed to do so.  

The opposition members said 20 hours load-shedding is being carried out in different parts of the country particularly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and people are resorting to protests.

The Opposition members staged a walkout from the House over the issue.

Those who spoke on points of order include Shazia Marri, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Abdul Wasim, Sahibzada Tariqullah, Shaikh Rashid Ahmad, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour.

The House will now meet on Tuesday at ten a.m.


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