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JS goes into 16th session today

Published : 15 Jan 2022 10:47 PM | Updated : 16 Jan 2022 02:08 PM

The 11th Parliament is going into its 16th session today (Sunday). This session is also the winter and maiden session of 2022.

The sitting will be begin at 4:00 pm at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city, says a press release of the Parliament Secretariat.

President M Abdul Hamid will address the session today. In line with the parliamentary practice, the President addresses the first parliamentary sitting every year.

The President’s speech has already been approved in the cabinet.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, health guidelines will be followed strictly during the session.

President Md Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising his power vested upon him according to Article 72 (1) of the Constitution.

Before commencing House proceedings on the day, the Parliamentary Business Advisory Committee is likely to hold a meeting with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair to fix the duration and agenda of the session.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has imposed ban on carrying all kinds of weapons, explosives, other harmful substances and holding rallies around the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban from Saturday midnight.

DMP imposed the restrictions to ensure undisrupted movement during the Parliament session, said a notification signed by DMP Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam.

The roads and areas under restrictions are: From Mohakhali crossing on Mymensingh Road to Banglamotor crossing via Old Airport; from Banglamotor Link Road to Hotel Sonargaon Road to SAARC Fountain; from the eastern end of Panthapath to Farmgate via Green Road Link Road; from Shyamoli crossing  to junction of Dhanmondi-18 (old-27) Road; from Rokeya Swarani Link Road to Old 9th Division crossing to Bijoy Swarani Parjatan crossing; from the east end of Indira Road to west end of Manik Mia Avenue, the restricted area of the Jatiya Sangsad and all the roads and lanes in the area.

The restrictions will be in force till the Parliament session ends.