Breach of privilege


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an act or default in violation of the privilege or either house of Parliament, of Congress, or of a State legislature, as, for instance, by false swearing before a committee.
- Mozley. Abbott.
See under Breach.

See also: Breach, Privilege

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He said that issuance of production order was constitutional right of every member of the House and not issuing for Asif Ali Zardari is a clear discrimination and breach of privilege.
He said issuance of production order was the constitutional right of every member of the Parliament and not issuing the same for Asif Zardari, who is MNA, was a clear discrimination and breach of privilege of the house.
He also explained that their Powers and Privileges Committee's mandate was to consider complaints made by any person against a National Assembly member and inquire into the conduct of a member whose conduct is alleged to constitute breach of privilege.
On this issue Senator Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif was of the opinion that this was a breach of privilege and a strict notice must be taken over it.
'There was therefore a possible breach of privilege and the code of conduct by some members,' the report says.
The question of privilege signed by leaders of the opposition parties including the PPP stated: 'We would like to raise a question of breach of privilege of the members of the opposition in the National Assembly in accordance with Rule 95 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in National Assembly, 2007.
IANS New Delhi The Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of misleading the Lok Sabha by not revealing the price of the Rafale fighter jets bought from France and indicated it could move a motion of breach of privilege against them.
Responding on a point-of-order raised by Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, the state minister said promulgation of ordinances during such a time was neither a breach of privilege nor did it constitute a legal violation.
The House resolution followed a motion on breach of privilege of the House moved by Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Honourable Rasaq Atunwa.
The member of the committee Nasima Hafeez Panizai said that the committee called Chairman NHA again and again, but he did not attend six or seven meetings, which is breach of privilege of the parliamentarians
Giving remarks about the revelations made by some senators before media about the in-camera proceedings of the House, in which the Chief of Army Staff gave a briefing, Raza Rabbani while chairing the session, said it was 'gross breach of privilege' and referred the matter to the House Business Advisory Committee.
On April 5, he denied a request from Jamie Fox, Leader of the Opposition, to rule on whether a prima facie breach of privilege had occurred when Minister Allen Roach had allegedly misled the House; the events to which Mr.
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