ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has taken a big decision as now common man can witness the proceedings of NA session by showing his identity card.
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser will inaugurate 'Common Man’s Gallery'
in National Assembly hall and counter at the Parliament House reception today.
According to the NA speaker, his initiative will give access to the general public or common man to witness the proceedings of the National Assembly sessions.
He said any Pakistani can witness session of the National Assembly by showing his identity card. The initiative will help people come into contact with their public representatives.
Earlier, Asad Qaiser took a unique decision
to stop the production orders for prisoners of assembly members.
A parliamentary crisis looms after Asad Qaiser banned meetings of all the standing committee of the Lower House convened without the House being in the session in the name of the government’s austerity drive.
The ban on meetings was imposed in an attempt to stop the production orders of the lawmakers who are in custody over corruption charges or other criminal cases.
The sources said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had stopped the issuance of the production order of lawmakers including Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N’s Saad Rafique after the chairman of the committee signed them to ensure their participation in the meeting.
Earlier in the day, PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari attended a meeting of a standing committee. It seems the decision was taken to put a stop on such lawmakers’ entrance to the House, minimizing the use of production order law.
Standing Committee on Water Resources Chairman Yousuf Talpur had signed production orders for both the leaders to attend the sessions on July 10 and 11.
This comes a week after Prime Minister Imran hinted at an amendment in the laws concerning production orders of the parliamentarians, saying the National Assembly speaker shouldn’t issue orders for the lawmakers who were detained over graft cases and money laundering.