Islamabad, January 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): Members of the National Assembly from Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Lahore and Sahiwal divisions called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Tuesday. Matters pertaining to legislation, public issues and current economic and political situation in the country were discussed in the meeting. Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and Chief Whip Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar were also present in the meeting.
Talking to the members, the Speaker said that Parliament represent the will of the people whereas problems of the masses can be addressed by strengthening it. He said that the people have sent us to this august House to resolve their problems and it should be our foremost priority. He further said that the difficulties faced by people can be addressed through legislation. He said that there was the collective responsibility of all the members of the House to maintain the sanctity of the Parliament and to run its proceeding smoothly.
He urged upon the members to actively participate in the legislative process and Question hours and highlight public issues through Calling Attention notices and Adjournment motions. Stressing upon the members to ensure their presence and to take part in the proceedings of the House actively, he said that to maintain dignity of the House and to run its proceedings amicably is the collective responsibility of all the members of the House.
Asad Qaiser said that 10 to 12 Bills of important public nature will be soon introduced in the House. He said that we all have to work together in order to confront the challenges being faced by the country at present. He emphasized upon the members to enhance contacts with the public of their constituencies in order to resolve their problems. He assured the members all out assistance of the National Assembly Secretariat in Legislation process and other matters related to it.
The members thanked the Speaker and appreciated his neutral role and assured all out support in legislation. They said that public has lot of expectations from the incumbent Parliament and we have to work hard to come up to their expectations. They said that to ensure attendance in the House and taking active part in its proceeding was the prime responsibility of each member. They also informed the speaker about the issues of their constituencies. Speaker assured them his utmost support in resolving the problems being faced by their constituents.
The meeting was attended by MNAs Syed Faiz Ul Hassan, Ch Shoukat Ali Bhatti, Brigadier (R) Mr. Rahat Amanullah Bhatti, Mr. Muhammad Farooq Azam Malik, Mr. Muhammad Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Rai Muhammad Murtaza Iqbal and Sardar Talib Hussain Nakai.
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