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Budget to be passed June 26

Budget to be passed June 26

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The budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year will get Parliament’s approval on June 26, reports UNB.

On June 25, the Finance Bill will be passed.

The decisions came at a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the current parliament held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka. Committee Chair and Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury presided over the meeting.

Initially the 23rd session of the current parliament that began on Wednesday will continue till June 26. The session will start at 5pm on each working day. The budget will be placed at 3pm on Thursday.

After a short recession for Eid-ul-Azha, the session will start its business on July 2.

After continuing for couple of weeks, the session will be prorogued.

It is also decided that the Speaker may extend or cut the working days of the current session.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad, Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Obaidul Quader, Rashed Khan Menon, Hasanul Huq Inu, Deputy Speaker M Shamshul Huq Tuku, Anisul Huq, Golam Mohammad Quader, Anisul Islam Mahmud and Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury attended the meeting.

A total of 1640 questions including 86 questions for the Prime Minister and 1554 questions for other ministers were received for this session.

Some 32 call attention notices were received under Rule 71 while no notice was received from the Private members. The number of previously pending private bills is 8. Of the 22 government bills, 11 are under examination in committees, 4 are awaiting passage and 7 are awaiting introduction in the session.