point of order


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point of order

n. pl. points of order
A question as to whether the present proceedings are in order or allowed by the rules of parliamentary procedure.

point of order

n, pl points of order
(Parliamentary Procedure) a question raised in a meeting or deliberative assembly by a member as to whether the rules governing procedures are being breached

point′ of or′der


n.
a question raised as to whether proceedings are in order, or in conformity with parliamentary law.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.point of order - a question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
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point of order

n (in debate) → mozione f d'ordine
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Earlier, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on a point of order said that the provision of security and protection to journalists should be included in the National Action Plan.
Taking to the floor on a point of order, Aurangzeb Nalotha of PML-N pointed out that seat of Deputy Speaker in the house is vacant for a period of last one year and due to which the house is incomplete.
In calling her point of order, Gonzalez cited an error in the final paragraph of the bill analysis, published by the Legislative Council, which did not include the entirety of the state law to which it was referring.
Raising the point of order, Labour MP Steve Rotherham said: "You will be aware last Thursday a document was reportedly leaked to the BBC on the Hillsborough disaster - cabinet papers from 1989.
Farzana Mushtaq on her point of order said the provincial police have held the leadership of Hazara responsible for violence on April 12 in Hazara division, adding that FIR should be registered against the police officials for indiscriminate firing on innocent people of Hazara.
The Senate made the correct decision in upholding a budget point of order against S.
Another point of order followed immediately, this time by David Tkachuk who complained about the use of laptops in the Senate Chamber.
A representative of the City Attorney's Office suggested she make the point of order at the panel meeting, she said.
Earlier, speaking on Point of Order, Abdul Qahar Wadan said that hundred of thousands CNICs of Pakhtuns were not being renewed and blocked.
To another point of order, Khawaja Asif said that the shortage of petroleum products has also affected the power generation due to which loadshedding has increased.
On a point of order by Opposition's Dr Rafiq Bhambhan, Works and Services Minister Manzoor Wassan informed that construction of road from Nawabshah to Ranipur was started in year 2005 with the assistance of Asian Development Bank and the work stopped in 2008.
The point of order is viewed by many as a technical procedural mechanism intended to kill the legislation.