ISLAMABAD  - The National Assembly would likely to see a heated debate on host of issues besides finalisation of Parliamentary Committees and its chairmen during the assembly session starting here at the Parliament House today at 5.00pm.

The issues which would likely to dominate the NA sessions are the unprovoked firing on Line of Control by Indian army, growing incidents of terrorism with specific reference to the recent spate of killings in Quetta, Karachi and the DI Khan ambush by the militants and the failure of the security forces to counter it despite the fact that intelligence agencies had informed the relevant quarters about the plan well in time.

The recent hike in the prices of petroleum products, increase in power rates and the overall raise in the commodities of daily use would also figure in the debate during the current session. A couple of adjournment motions were also filed with the National Assembly Secretariat by ANP, MQM and PML-Q expressing concern over the increase in the power tariff and these parties would definitely give tough time to the ruling PML-N during the current session.

The sources in the National Assembly Secretariat informed The Nation that most likely the chairmanship of the Parliamentary Committees would also be finalised during the current session and hopefully the dispute over the issue between PPP and PML-N would be resolved in the Business Advisory Committee meeting to be held under the chair of Speaker National Assembly ahead of the session.

The sources in the ruling PML-N informed that Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan would likely to brief the MPs on the overall law and order situation in the country with special reference to his recent visits to Quetta. He would also brief them about the measures to be adopted to contain this menace.

The sources in the government informed that they would also be moving a bill in the House to further amend the Federal Public Service Commission Act to retain provincial quota in Federal Government jobs for another 20 years. It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Cabinet has already given approval to this bill in its last meeting.