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President summons 16th session of 11th JS on Jan 16

Published : 01 Jan 2022 10:06 PM

President M Abdul Hamid on Saturday has summoned 16th session (also the first session of 2022) of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on January 16.

"The session will begin at 4 pm on January 16 at the Parliament Bhaban in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city," said a JS media release Saturday afternoon.

The President, also the head of the state, convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per the Clause (1) of Article 72 of the Constitution, it added.

As per the provisions of the constitution, President M Abdul Hamid will address the first session of 2022. Besides, holding discussion on the president's address, some important bills are scheduled to be placed and passed in the session.

All health protocols will be maintained during the session.

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

The 15th session of the parliament was prorogued on November 28, starting  on November 14 with a total of ninth sittings following all necessary health  guidelines amid the corona pandemic.

The session was important as a special discussion was held marking the  golden jubilee of the Independence and President M Abdul Hamid delivered a  commemorative speech recalling the contribution of Father of the Nation  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Independence. 

Leader of the House Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed a motion under  section 147 of the Rules of Procedure after the President's commemorative  speech. 

The Premier, deputy leader of the opposition, chief whip and MPs took part  in the discussion. The Parliament unanimously passed the special motion  placed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina marking the golden jubilee of  Bangladesh's Independence from Pakistan.

A total of nine bills were placed in this brief session which was  ultimately passed by parliament.

During the session, the JS adopted a thanks giving motion to the United  Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) under  section 147 of the rules of procedure after a discussion in the House as the  UN agency launched an international award titled 'UNESCO-Bangladesh  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize' in the field of  creativity.