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9th Parliament sets record working days

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The 9th Parliament has set a new record in terms of its working days. Chaired by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Parliament began its 401st day’s work on Monday evening, recoding the highest number of
working days for any Parliament in the country so far. The 5th Parliament had seen 400 working days.
According to the Parliament Secretariat, the 1st Parliament, which lasted a little over two years from Apr 7, 1973 to Nov 6, 1975, had
worked for 134 days.
The second Parliament had 206 working days between Apr 2, 1979 and Mar 24, 1982.
The third Parliament had just 75 working days during its term from Jul 10, 1986 and Dec 6, 1987.
The next Parliament had 168 working days from Apr 15, 1988 to Dec 6, 1990.
The Fifth Parliament registered 400 working days during its term between Apr 5, 1991 and Nov 24, 1995.
The Parliament that had the shortest lifespan, from Mar 19-30, in the country’s history had four working days.
The 7th Parliament, from Jul 14, 1996 to Jul 13, 2001, saw 382 working days.
The 8th Parliament, which did not last its full term, managed 373 working days.
The current 9th Parliament, constituted on Jan 25, 2009, surpassed the previous records of 400 days by commencing its 401st day’s proceedings
on Monday. The current Parliament’s term expires on Jan 25 next year.
“It means this Parliament has been active and lively,” said Speaker Shirin.
The current Parliament has surpassed all the previous ones by passing as many as 240 laws so far.
The number of laws passed by each of the previous eight Parliaments is 154, 65, 39, 142, 173, 1, 191 and 185 respectively.-bdnews24.com

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