Islamabad: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that that democracy has taken roots and all the progressive political forces were united on the issues of national importance and for the betterment of the masses.
He expressed these views while meeting with the Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan who called on him in the Parliament House on Thursday.
During the meeting‚ they discussed matters relating to the Parliamentary Business of both the Houses as well as important issues of national and public interest.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that an effective and vibrant Committee System has been established in National Assembly which ensures parliamentary accountability of the Executive. He said that the Public Accounts Committee has been headed by the Leader of the Opposition and comprised of Members drawn from all political parties.
He also informed to the Speaker Punjab Assembly regarding the steps taken for austerity measures in the secretariat while adopting the electrification requirements through solar energy with the support of donors and establishing paperless office. He also shared the proactive and vibrant Parliamentary Friendship Groups mechanism which established in National Assembly.
Both the Speakers discussed holding of Speaker’s Conference in near future in Islamabad. During the meeting, Rana Muhammad Iqbal asked the Speaker National Assembly for support of Punjab Assembly for capacity building of its Members and support staff through Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS).