Politics: (PTI leader stresses on making parliament functional)

ISLAMABAD: Shafqat Mehmood, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, who lost to Ayaz Sadiq in the election for National Assembly speaker, stressed upon a need to make the parliament functional.

“Decisions on all the important national issues should be taken in the parliament instead of all parties’ conference,” he said while addressing a National Assembly session. “I am not against all parties’ conferences, but it could not replace the parliament,” he added.

He felicitated Ayaz Sadiq for once again for winning the election of National Assembly speaker by securing 268 votes. “I hope the speaker would play a neutral role,” the PTI leader added.