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26 ordinances promulgated during Musharraf regime presented in senate in the light of SC July, 31 verdict.

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2009 (Frontier Star): Government had presented 26 out of 36 ordinances in the senate in the light of Supreme Court verdict which were promulgated during Musharraf regime. Opposition held the ordinances had been presented in violation of article 89 of the constitution while government was of the view no violation of article 89 had been committed. Ordinances were tabled by state minister for parliamentary affairs Mehrin Anwar Raja with the permission of chairman senate. The ordinances included national commission for human development amendment bill-2007, penal code ordinance-2007, Pakistan institute for economic development ordiance-2007, national defence university ordinance-2007, police order amendment ordinance-2007, Institute for space technology ordinance-2007, anti money laundering ordinance-2007, federal public service commission amendment ordinance-2007,the patents amendment second ordinance-2007, national data base registration authority amendment -2 ordinance -2007, intellectual property organization of Pakistan ordinance-2007, industrial development bank of Pakistan reorganization ordinance- 2007. Pakistan engineering council second amendment ordinance-2007, competition ordinance-2007, national disaster management ordinance-2007, trade development authority of Pakistan ordinance-2007, West Pakistan regulation and control of loudspeaker sound amplifier amendment ordinance-2007, Pakistan penal code 3rd amendment ordinance -2007, price control, profiteering and hoarding amendment ordinance-2007 and trade organization amendment ordinance-2007. Speaking on a point of order PML-N senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah said the ordinances pertaining to 2007 could not be presented in the parliament under article 89 of the constitution. As per supreme court orders, 36 ordinances were required to be tabled but only 26 ordinances had been presented. Minister for parliamentary affairs, Babar Awan said these ordinances should be considered to be under supreme court July, 31 decision. Whenever ordinances are presented these will be tabled in accordance with the decision of supreme court, he added. The remaining ordinances would be reviewed and presented in the house, he added. The ordinance which is passed by both the houses of the parliament will take the shape of law and those rejected will be done away with, he announced.

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