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12th parliament session may have only three sittings

by Istiak Ahmed Shimul

The 12th session of the current 11th Parliament may have only three working days (sittings) considering worsening Covid-19 situation across the country, sources at the parliament secretariat said.

The session is scheduled to begin at 11:00am today.

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President Abdul Hamid on March 15 convened the 12th session, exercising the power bestowed upon him as per the Article 72 (1) of the Constitution.

Like other sessions during the pandemic, this parliament session will run maintaining health safety guidelines.

In this case, only MPs who were tested negative for Covid-19 will be allowed to attend the session.

Limited number of MPs required for fulfilling quorum in the House will be asked to attend the parliament session on rotation basis, sources at the parliament secretariat said.

The parliament has already taken various steps to ensure hygiene at its building and premises.

After Covid-19 test, only a limited number of essential officials and staff will be allowed at the offices during the session.



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