Parliament of Pakistan, a Symbol of National Unity, integrity: NA Deputy Speaker

Government strongly believes in provincial autonomy


Islamabad: While addressing participants of 7th National Baluchistan Workshop in the Parliament House today, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Parliament of Pakistan is a symbol of National unity and Integrity. He said that the Parliament is a platform that ensures provision of basic human rights to all irrespective of caste, religion and creed. He said that the Parliament legislates for progress and prosperity of the country and incumbent parliament took lead in this regard. He said that it is imperative to legislate for the welfare of marginalized segments of the society for their mainstreaming. He was addressing the participants of 7th National workshop in Parliament.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri briefed the participants about important legislative achievements of the incumbent National Assembly. He mentioned that this Assembly took special care of marginalized segments of the society especially women, children, persons with disabilities, senior citizen and minorities. He said that this parliament achieved historic milestones in the form of enacting laws to protect children and women to especially at work places.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri briefed the participants about the economic achievements of the incumbent government in spite of challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic. He said that three consecutive welfare oriented budget were passed .He said that the National Assembly has enacted 91 laws till date in the best interest of the nation and her masses.

Deputy Speaker also mentioned that federal government took special initiatives to bring infrastructural development especially in far-flung nine districts of western Balochistan. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was in the province today especially to focus CPEC related projects in the Balochistan. He said that in order to bring connectivity in Balochistan either work on 3300 km roads has been initiated or were in completion stage .He said that Balochistan and its masses are focus of development and progress of the present government.

While mentioning the importance of Foreign Policy dimensions of the incumbent government, he said that it is the right of Afghan people to form their government. He also remarked that Prime Minister of Pakistan made it strikingly clear that Pakistan would not allow any country to use her land for aggression against any other country .He also remarked that Pakistani Parliament always takes special initiatives to highlight atrocities on Innocent Kashmiris and Palestinian .He said that Parliament is cognizant of its responsibilities to legislate to meet future needs.

The Participants of the workshop expressed their gratitude for enlightening them about role of parliament and National Assembly in Pakistan .The participants expresses their gratitude to deputy speaker NA. During a question answer session Deputy Speaker replied that issuing ordinances is the prerogative of prerogative of Pakistan. In response to another question Deputy Speaker mentioned about Health cards policy especially for the downtrodden segment of the society. He said that encourage to build new hospitals are now a policy priority of incumbent government and all kinds of taxation have been waived off on the import of hospital Machinery. He said that Ehsaas programme has been successful and over one crore families were beneficiary of this programme during peak of COVID-19. He also mentioned about Kasaan Card initiative of this government so that small farmer get benefit from Government incentives. While responding to a question of provincial autonomy, he mentioned that incumbent government strongly believes in provincial autonomy. Later on Participants visited the National Assembly and Mementos were also exchanged after the briefing.

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