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Govt, opposition agree to maintain conducive environment for NA

Govt, opposition agree to maintain conducive environment for NA
June 17, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Following to ruckus in the National Assembly by the lawmakers, the government and the opposition agreed to maintain a conducive environment for the House and to increase the powers of the speaker.

This was announced by Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak during his press conference along with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. He said that the government and opposition have reached an agreement to run the National Assembly 'in an orderly manner'.

The announcement followed days of ruckus and general disorder in the lower house of Parliament as the Treasury and Opposition benches sparred over the federal budget for the 2022 fiscal year.

Khattak said that NA Speaker Asad Qaiser had held a meeting with PTI, PPP and PML-N leaders to discuss the situation. He regretted that the ruckus in the assembly was not a good omen for the Constitution and democracy and condemned the unfortunate events in the house.

On the occasion, Fawad Chaudhry said that the Opposition's planned no-trust motion against Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri also came under the discussion and said he hoped that it will be taken back. "We are not worried about the numbers: 186 members had reposed trust in the speaker and deputy speaker," he said.

He said the Opposition leader, as well as government members, will talk today without the other side interrupting.

PPP's Raja Pervez Ashraf said the government has agreed to review the legislation done in haste and in return the Opposition would consider withdrawing the no-confidence motion against Suri. Meanwhile, PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb said that it is necessary to take back the motion against the deputy speaker if we want to move one against the speaker and discussions are going on in this regard.