KARACHI - The combined opposition of PML-F, NPP, and PML-Q is likely to tender application for allotment of opposition leader slot in Sindh Assembly. Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro will preside the session to start at 10am on Thursday (today).

Separate seats were allotted to the lawmakers of PML-F and NPP after their strong protests in the last sitting of the House as ministers were not given opposition seats due to non-acceptance of their resignations.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad last week accepted the resignations of the three ministers of PML-F, NPP and one minister of PML-Q.

It is expected that these ministers would sit on separate seats on opposition benches after acceptance of their resignations in today’s session of assembly.

The combined opposition is likely to file an application to get slot of opposition leader in the house in today’s sitting as PML-F has already nominated its female lawmaker Mrs. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi as opposition leader for Sindh Assembly.

However, Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim, chief of PML-Likeminded, which has four MPAs in the Sindh Assembly expressed reservation over the PML-F’s nomination of opposition leader, demanding that now it was his party’s turn to get slot of opposition leader in the House.

Meanwhile, the introduction and consideration of government bills are part of the agenda of the today’s session. At least six bills would be taken up for legislation today. The government bills which includes Sindh High Density Development Board (Amendment) Bill, The Education City Bill, The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law at Karachi Bill, The Sindh Civil Servants (Amendments) Bill and Sindh Revenue (Amendment) would be taken up for consideration today.

The Supreme Court had ordered to send back the bureaucrats who working on the deputation in their own departments and cancelled the out of turn promotions. But the Sindh Government through promulgating an ordinance gave constitutional cover to the out of turn promotions and posting on deputations of the officers, and now Sindh government passing law of it. The opposition likely to stage protest against the civil servants’ bill.