ISLAMABAD - The federal government will today make all-out efforts to satisfy opposition on the PIA privatization issue in the National Assembly and has the plan to get the session prorogued the same day.

A special message of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disseminated to all PML-N lawmakers to ensure their presence in 29th NA session and satisfy opposition on all their queries related to PIA, sources in the federal government shared with The Nation yesterday.

The government side had avoided to call NA session, around a week before, on the requisition submitted by almost all the opposition for PIA privatization issue.

Speaker National Assembly (NA), after consultation with main members from treasury benches, has summoned the National Assembly session to only discuss PIA privatization and prorogue the session the same day.

The regular session, which will be summoned by President Mamnoon Hussain, is likely by the mid of this month.

Whereas, opposition parties are jointly set to give tough time to the government on a number of issues including National Action Plan (NAP), tax amnesty scheme, recent decrease in the prices of petroleum products and LNG deal.

Talking to The Nation, Abdul Sattar Bachani from PPP said that the government should clarify its stance over PIA privatization issue.

“We (Opposition) will ask the government to share details about NAP and other matters,” he added.

MQM’s lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi was of the view that it would be Ch. Nisar’s specific National Assembly (NA) session. “All opposition have so many questions for Chaudhary Nisar’s related ministry,” Abidi said adding that the government needs to completely satisfy the opposition on all the matters.

Almost all major opposition parties (PPP, PTI, MQM and JI) had submitted a jointly signed requisition in National Assembly secretariat a couple of weeks back in the NA secretariat.