LAHORE, Oct 24 (INP): The Punjab Assembly on Monday passed three government bills, including the one that puts restrictions on employment of children and adolescents.

The House passed the Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Bill No. 39 of 2016), the Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Bill No. 31 of 2016) and the Punjab Restriction on Employment of Children Bill 2016.

The House also referred the Punjab Halal Development Agency Bill 2016 to relevant standing committee on its introduction.

The Standing Committee on Local Government and Community Development presented its report on Bill No. 44 of 2016 while the House granted extension to three committees for presentation of their reports.

As many as nine out of 27 Starred Questions were responded to during the Question Hour while 21 supplementary questions were also asked by lawmakers. Moreover, five Starred Questions were disposed of due to the absence of movers while one was deferred.

The House deferred three Calling Attention Notices appearing on Orders of the Day.

Order and Institutionalization

The lawmakers spoke on five Points of Order consuming as many minutes of the proceedings.

Opposition parties protested on floor of the House for 17 minutes against the arrest of PTI workers ahead of November 2 protest inIslamabad.

An independent lawmaker pointed out quorum at 1801 hours but it was found complete on headcount.