Parliament Winter Session To be Held from Nov 18


The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs on Monday announced that the next session of Parliament will start from November 18. The ministry announced the dates to the secretariats of both the houses of Parliament.

The Parliament is expected to take up a number of bills in the upcoming winter session. Two crucial ordinances are also on the list to be converted into law during the winter session of the Parliament.

According to reports, one ordinance reducing the corporate tax rate for new and domestic manufacturing companies to arrest slowdown in the economy and boost growth was issued in September to give effect to amendments in the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Finance Act, 2019. The second ordinance, also issued in September, banned the sale, manufacture and storage of e-cigarettes and similar products.

In the last two years, winter sessions have been convened on November 21 and ended in the first week of January.

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