ISLAMABAD: The session of the Upper house, Senate, will be held today at 11 am.
The agenda of the Senate included the spread of the coronavirus and the policy of the federal government and parliament during the COVID-19 crisis.
All the members will be allowed to enter the house after their temperature gets checked and the members to be screened.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday had summoned a session of the Upper House today.
The Senate chairman also presided over a house business advisory committee session on Friday. It was decided that fewer staff should be present on the day of the session.
Opposition leader in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq said that due to the ongoing coronavirus issue it is not mandatory that all members attend the session at the same time.
Sanjrani said that the session is scheduled at a time when the country is battling the pandemic, adding that adequate measures have been taken for the meeting of the lawmakers.
He said that the measures based on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been put in place inside the Senate hall.
He said that the session will not be of more than two hours, spanning over a week, and it will be ensured that there is no gathering of lawmakers anywhere at the premises or the hall.