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We Have To Increase Our Agriculture Production By Utilizing Other Resources Despite Of The Water Crises: Says Na Speaker - November 19, 2018

 Islamabad November 19, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan is an agricultural country whereas production of any agricultural country depends upon ample quantity of water. He further said that to overcome the scarcity of the water, we have to adopt such measures through which we cannot only meet our agricultural needs but can also generate employment opportunities.  He expressed these views while chairing a high level meeting to discuss the issues related to current water crises in the country, agriculture and farming.

The Speaker said that Pakistan was including in those countries which not only self-sufficient in agriculture commodities but also export them to other countries.  He said that agriculture in Pakistan depends upon Canals and rain water; however, due to shortage of water in rivers the cultivated areas were becoming barren.   In view of the water crises, we have to adopt such measures to save our farms to become barren, Asad Qaiser said.  He stressed the need to build small canals and lay pipelines to irrigate nearby water starve areas.

During the meeting, Director Pehur High Level Extension Canal Project informed that with help of Asian Development Bank, a project of Rs. 10.1 billion was initiated and under this project 91 kilometers land will be irrigated through Canals from Terbela Dam.  Besides this 30 kilometers long pressure pipelines will also be laid to irrigate the barren areas.  He informed that through alternative system, 228 Cusecs water will be supplied to Swabi and its environs to which 30 thousand 5 hundred acres land will be irrigated.   

The Project Director apprised that this project will be completed by December, 2022.  He explained the meeting that at present 6 thousand Metric Tons production is being produced by rain water from those areas and after completion of this Project the production will be increased up toone lac 15 thousand metric tons.  He further informed that areas including Jhanda Boka, Topi, Maini, Punj Pir, Kala Dara, Mian Dheri, Guju Khan Maira, Ambar, Indus, Nandrak, Shah Mansoor, Ganjwal, Jhendi Dhari will be benefited from this Project.

Asad Qaiser said that with the completion of this Project not only the agriculture production will be increased but also inhabitants of areas will get employment opportunities.  He said that the farmers of the areas will not only meet their food needs through production of agricultural commodities they will also enable to play their role in the country’s economic development by selling their products in markets.

 


The National Assembly has been summoned - November 19, 2018

Pakistan is Proud of its Exemplary Friendship with Saudi Arabia; NA Speaker - November 16, 2018

Islamabad November 16, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Saudi Arabia was selfless friend of Pakistan and stood firmly with Pakistan in every difficult time and provided assistance generously.  He said that Pakistan is proud of its exemplary friendship with Saudi Arabia. He expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki who called on him at Parliament House on Friday.

The Speaker said that the long term and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were based on respect and affection of the people of both the countries for each other.  He said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia shared common faith, culture, history and heritage. He said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have commonality of views on regional and global issues and both the friends have always supported each other at regional and international forums.  He said that Parliament of Pakistan has also remained in the forefront to cement the brotherly relations. 

Asad Qaiser urged the need to further strengthen the existing relations based on brotherhood and fraternity.  He said that the honour and warm welcome extended by the Saudi Arabia Government and people to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia will prove milestone to further strengthen the bilateral relations. He appreciated the relief package given by Saudi Government to overcome the financial crises in Pakistan. He said that a large number of Pakistani expatriates serving in various fields in Saudi Arabia and earning valuable foreign exchange for their homeland. The Speaker stressed the need for concession in punishment to Pakistani people who have been convicted in minor offences in Saudi Arabia. He welcomed Saudi’s participation in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He opined that bilateral relations will be further strengthened by investment of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan. He said that ties between the two Parliaments will be cemented by reactivation of friendship groups in National Assembly of Pakistan. He said that unity among the Muslim countries was imperative to overcome the challenges confronted by Ummah. The Speaker also invited the Speaker of Saudi Majlis-e-Shoora to visit Pakistan.

The Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mr. Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki termed the relations between the two countries historic and unique.  He said that Pakistan is the closest friend and ally of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He said that Shah Sulman and Crown Prince have a great respect and affection for Pakistan.  He assured his government is all out support to Pakistan in diverse fields. He was confident that fraternal relations between both the countries would further strengthen by frequent interactions between the Parliamentarians of both the countries. He said that Saudi Arabia would always stand by its Pakistani brethren whenever needed. He expressed his optimism that the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan would further strengthen the relations between the two brotherly countries. He assured the Speaker that he will talk to high-up of the Saudi Arabia Government for concession to Pakistani people who were convicted in minor offences in Saudi Arabia. He also extended invitation to Speaker National Assembly on the behalf of Speaker Saudi Majlis-e-Shoora to visit Saudia Arabia.  
 


Pakistan gives immense important to its relations with Republic of Korea: NA Speaker - November 15, 2018

Islamabad November 15, 2018:  The Ambassador of Republic of Korea Mr. Kwak Sung-Kya called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Thursday.  The matters relating to bilateral relations, important regional and international issues were discussed in the meeting.

Talking to Ambassador, the Speaker said that Pakistan gives immense important to its relations with Republic of Korea and desired to further strengthening the existing relations through enhance economic and Parliamentary cooperation. He said that elimination of corruption, unemployment and illiteracy and strengthening relations with friendly countries were the priorities of incumbent Government.  He said that there were vast opportunities of investment in industries, energy and infrastructure sectors in Pakistan and Korean investors can take benefits from these opportunities.  The Speaker underlined the need for regular interaction between business communities of both the countries for enhancing the volume of trade.  He said that regular exchange of Parliamentary delegations will provide the opportunities to parliamentarians to learn from each other experiences. Asad Qaiser was of the opinion that interactions between the Parliaments of both the countries can be strengthened through reactivation of friendship groups in both the Parliaments.

The Speaker urged the need to increase the scholarships for Pakistani students to get education in Korea.  He said that Pakistan desired to benefit from Korea in the field of technical education.  He further said that Pakistani experts can work more effectively in the country after taking vocational training from Korea.  He said that Pakistani engineer and technicians should take benefit from Korean experiences and technology.  He assured all out support to Korean ongoing project in Azad Kashmir.

The Ambassador of Republic of Korea Mr. Kwak Sung-Kya has said that Korea values high its cordial relations with Pakistan and wanted to further expand the existing relations.  He said that enhanced Parliamentary interactions can play vital role in increasing   harmony and bilateral cooperation between both the nations.  He said that Korean Firms taking keen interest in investment in Pakistan.  He assured all out support of Korea to Pakistani Students and experts who wanted to get education from Korea. The Ambassador also presented letter of congratulations of Speaker Korean Parliament to Asad  Qaiser on his election as Speaker National Assembly.


Rasm-E-Qul Of Mother Of Deputy Speaker NA - November 13, 2018

Islamabad, November 13, 2018:  The Rasm-e-Qul of mother of Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri will be held on Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 at the residence of Deputy Speaker House No. 41-A Chilten Housing Scheme, Airport Road, Quetta between Namaz-e-Zhur and Asar.
 


NA Speaker & Deputy Speaker Condole the Death of Former MNA Najaf Abbas Khan - November 12, 2018

Islamabad: November 12, 2018: Asad Qaiser Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker National Assembly have condoled the sad demise of Former MNA Najaf Abbas Khan.

    In their separate condolence messages to the bereaved family, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Najaf Abbas Khan. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.


There is a need to take steps to overcome low pressure of Sui Gas in Peshawar and its surrounding areas on Emergency Basis: Says NA Speaker - November 11, 2018

Islamabad November 11, 2018: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that during winter season there is a need to take steps to overcome low pressure of Sui gas in Peshawar and its surrounding areas on emergency basis. He further said that the provisions of basic facilities to the people of Pakistan and to solve their problems are the priorities of the government therefore steps are being taken on emergency basis for this purpose.

Asad Qaiser chaired a meeting to resolve the issue of low pressure of Sui gas with Members of National Assembly and the officials of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited. MNAs Ali Muhammad Khan, Mujahid Khan, Noor Alam Khan, Arbab Sher Ali, Arbab Amir Ayub, Malik Anwar Taj, Usman Khan Tarakai, Managing Director SNGPL Amjad Latif, General Manager SNGPL Peshawar Saqib Arbab and their senior officials were present on the occasion.

While talking to the meeting, the Speaker said that the people of the Peshawar and their surrounding areas are facing problem due to low pressure of Sui Gas during winter. In view of this public difficulty, he directed the SNGPL officials to resolve this matter immediately.

Earlier, MNAs from Peshawar informed the Speaker about the problems arising from low pressure of gas in Peshawar and its adjacent areas. On this occasion, MD SNGPL Amjad Latif and GM SNGPL Peshawar told the speaker that the Mega Project has been started to solve the problem of low pressure of Sui gas in Peshawar. Under this project, a new transmission  line is being attached with the existing transmission line from Dara Adam khel to Hayatabad, which covers 32 kilometers long and this project will be completed in December this year. He further added that Gas lines are being upgraded in the city. He assured the speaker that the completion of this transmission line would reduce the low pressure of gas in Peshawar and its adjacent areas.


Pak-China all weather Friendship is Time Tested: NA Speaker - November 9, 2018

Islamabad, November 9, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that exemplary friendship between Pakistan and China based on the strong foundation of mutual trust, respect, strong strategic partnership and economic viable cooperation.  He said that the all-weather friendship between two friends is time tested.  He expressed these views while talking to 15 member delegation of National People’s Congress of China (NPC) which met him under the leadership of Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian at Parliament House on Friday.

The Speaker said that closed interaction between the Parliaments of two countries the existing friendly relations can be further strengthened.  He said that the result of the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China will be proved long lasting.  He said that the cooperation between two countries would be further enhanced by implementation of agreements during this visit.  He said that with the transfer of technology and establishment of economic zone from China, the employment opportunities will generated and the standard of lives of the people of Pakistan will be increased.

Asad Qaiser said that China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be proved gateway for development and prosperity of the region.   He said that Pakistan wanted early completion of CPEC project.  He said that China have got respectable place in comity of nations by its achievements.  He further said that Pakistan wanted to take benefits from Chinese experiences.  The Speaker stressed the need for equal opportunities for both the countries in bilateral trade.  He assured that Pak-China friendship Group in the National Assembly will be reactivated soon to strengthening relations between the Parliaments of both the countries.  He also extended invitation to Chairman NPC to visit Pakistan.

Congratulating on the behalf of Parliament and Government of China to Asad Qaiser on assuming the portfolio of Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan, the Vice Chairman Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian said that China give great importance to its friendly relations with Pakistan and considered it strategic partner.  He said that the leadership of both the countries was committed to bring the relations between Pakistan and China to new heights.  He said that closed interactions between Parliaments of both the countries would provide opportunities to the Parliamentarians to benefit from each other exposures. The delegation termed the recent visit of Prime Minister very successful.  They were of the view that the agreements signed between the two countries during this visit will prove fruitful for the people of both the countries.  The Vice Chairman Standing Committee NPC said that China wanted to see Pakistan a prosperous and developed Pakistan and assured all out support for its economic and social development.


I Want To See Pakistani Youth Highly Educated And Assets For Prosperous Future Of The Country: Says NA Speaker - November 8, 2018

Islamabad November 8, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that he wanted to see the Pakistani Youth highly educated and assets for prosperous future of the country.  He further said that opportunities should be provided to Pakistani students to attain higher education in Britain.  He said that he is ready to cooperate at every level with all countries including UK for higher education of the youth. He expressed these views while talking to High Commissioner of Britain Mr. Thomas Drew, who called on him at Parliament House on Thursday. 

The Speaker said that Pakistan wanted to strengthen its relations with friendly countries like UK.  He said that Pakistan desired to enhance the relations with all countries for development and prosperity of the region.  He stressed the need for enhance interaction between the Parliamentarians of both the countries. He said that regular interaction between the Parliamentarians would provide them opportunities to learn from each other experiences.  He said that with exchanged of the Parliamentary delegations; library, research and legislation sections can be strengthen and standing committees system can be made more effective.

 The Speaker said that the present Government wanted to get information and experiences through enhanced Parliamentary cooperation with other countries.  He said that Pakistani students were taking keen interest in British system of education.  He said that he wanted to establish education city where the children of needy and low income persons can get education. Asad Qaiser expressed his commitment for education of street and destitute children.  He further said that he was concerned about women education and working hard for this purpose.
 
The Speaker said that Pakistan expatriates were playing important role in the Parliament and Government of Britain besides other sphere of the life.   He said that large number of representation of Pakistanis emigrants in House of Commons and House of Lords is highly commendable.  He stressed the need for active role of Pakistani expatriates representatives in British Parliament for bringing innovation in Pakistani Institutions.

The Britain High Commissioner Mr. Thomas Drew has said that the Institutions will be strengthened with continuity of the democracy in Pakistan and it will also boost the economy of the country.  He said that Government and Parliament of Britain will cooperate to increase the capacity of the Parliamentarians as well as staff of the Pakistani Parliament.  He assured the Speaker that the Britain has continued its support Pakistan in education and other sectors.


Challenges Confronting To Ummah Can Be Overcome By Following The Teachings Of Allama Iqbal: NA Speaker - November 8, 2018

Islamabad:  November 8, 2018: Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a visionary poet who conceived the idea of separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent that was ultimately materialized in the shape of Pakistan, said Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in his message on the occasion of the 141th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
 
The Speaker said that prior the passage of Pakistan resolution Allama Iqbal’s philosophical and poetic writings were instrumental in formation and molding of public opinion. The Speaker said that the dream of Allama Iqbal was a great blessing for the Muslims of the sub-continent and added that his poetic message roused and strengthened the spirit and will of the Muslims to get independent and separate homeland for them where they could live according to their religious, culture and traditions.
 
Asad Qaiser said that Allama Iqbal visualized the suffering of Ummah and masses that led to their meltdown and also proposed recipe for their revival and regaining the lost glory of the Muslims. He based his thoughts on the Holy Quran and prompted humanity in his interpretations. He awakened the Muslims from disillusionment and reminded them about the future.
 
He said that the Muslim Ummah in general and Pakistan in particular today was confronting tremendous problems and challenges that could be overcome through the proposed remedies by Hakeem-ul-Ummah, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He said that Allama Iqbal was the great proponent of unity of Muslim Ummah and reliance on their resources and strength. He said that much of today’s problems will simply vanish by following the teachings of Allama Iqbal and strictly following Islamic ways of life.
 
On this occasion the Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Soori has said that Iqbal’s vision of Islamic society was universal and transcended beyond limits of territorial boundaries and barriers of nationhood. He said that his vision of Islam was global, encompassing every colour and race of humanity. The Deputy Speaker said that extremism and bigotry had no place in the Allama Iqbal scheme of things and he wanted Muslims to be moderate, peaceful and enlightened so that their deeds convince non-Muslims to develop penchant for Islam.
 


Energy Project Of The Year 2018 Green Parliament Of Islamic Republic Of Pakistan - November 8, 2018

Islamabad; November 8, 2018; Former Speaker National Assembly Mr. Ayaz Sadiq presented the Green Parliament Award to the Speaker National Assembly Mr. Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker, Mr. Muhammad Qasim Khan Soorifor being awarded with “Energy Project of the Year 2018” by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), during 2018 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 16th October, 2018. Former Deputy Speaker, Mr. Murtaza JavedA bbasI, Syed Naveed Qamar MNA and Project Manager, Mr. Shahid Shoukat was also present while presenting this award.
 
The Speaker Mr. Asad Qaiser expressed his delight and gave the credit of the award to the Former Speaker, Mr. Ayaz Sadiq, for carrying out such remarkable achievement. He further said that this is excellent step in the energy sector and it should be publicized in best national interest.
 
The award recognizes the project that has achieved prominence in promoting energy conservation approach and opting the renewable solar energy for sustainable development. Green Parliament project was presented with this award for its "first-of-a-kind approach" for its remarkable achievement/milestone in the shape of Green Parliament.
 
Parliament House of Pakistan got the distinction to be the World’s first largest Green legislative by taking comprehensive energy conservation measures as a “first fuel”, implementation of energy management system (EnMS) and shifting on renewables energy. These measures helped to curtail more than one half of overall usage of electrical as well as gaseous energies in the building and cut the annual energy usage form 35723728.3 kWh to 10832995.7 kWh and saved 59260606.03 kWh equivalent to 220.68 million PKR saving so far besides a saving of capital investment of around 1.02 billion. It also drastically reduced around 30429.64 tons of CO2 emissions so far, which is equivalent to 1.38 million trees planted and 10639.73 tons of coal burn.


The provision of fundamental facilities to the people and its solution is the priority of the present government: NA Speaker - November 8, 2018


NA Speaker Stresses Need For Joint Efforts To Confront Problems Being Faced By The Ummah - November 7, 2018

Islamabad; November 7, 2018:  Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that close friendly relation between Pakistan and Iran were imperative for regional peace, security and prosperity. He expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of Iran Mr. Mehdi Honardoost who called on him at Parliament House on Wednesday. The matters pertaining to bilateral relations and regional issues and important regional and global issues were discussed in the meeting. 

    The Speaker said that Pakistan values high its brotherly relations with Iran and incumbent Government desired to further strengthening relations between two neighbouring countries. He stressed the need for enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in the areas of trade, investment and energy for mutual benefits, added that both the countries have to work together to resolve the problems being faced by the Ummah. He said that the booth the country needed consensus on matters of international importance. He said that practical steps were needed from both sides to bring the people of the both country more closer.

    Ambassador of Iran Mr. Mehdi Honardoost said that Iran gives great importance to its relations with Pakistan and consider Pakistan as its partner for peace in the region. He said that Iranian Leadership and government are keen to strengthen the relation between two countries. Iranian Ambassador agreed with the proposal of Speaker for diversification of trade and economic relations. He said that historic friendly relations existed between two nation and both the countries always stood with each other in difficult time.

    Iranian Ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s roles for promoting unity among Muslim countries. He stressed the need for collaboration between two countries to promote sustainable patterns of governance and assist each other in institutional building for effective governance. He also extended invitation to the Speaker to attend 2nd Speakers Conference in Tehran on 7-8 December.

 

 


Heart Of The People Of Pakistan And Turkey Beat Together: NA Speaker - November 7, 2018

Islamabad; November 7, 2018:  Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that heart of the people of Pakistan and Turkey beat together and both brotherly Muslims countries has always stood together in the times of need. He expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of Turkey Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, who called on him at Parliament House on Wednesday.

The Speaker said that Pakistan and Turkey were tied in the bond of common religion, culture and history. He said that both the countries have similar perceptions on regional and global issues and always support each other at regional and global forums. He said that Pakistan is proud of its unique friendship with people and leadership of Turkey and wanted to bring the existing bilateral relations to new heights. He further said that the Parliamentarian of both the countries could play important role for promoting harmony and bringing both the nations more closer. He said that China, Pakistan economic corridor will be beneficial for all the country of the region and will prove helpful to overcome poverty and unemployment. The Speaker also invited  Turkey to take part CPEC Projects.

Ambassador of Turkey Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, said that Turkey gives great importance to its friendly relations with  Pakistan and committed to further strengthening the existing relations. He said that people of Turkey considered Pakistan their second home and wanted to see a strong and prosperous Pakistan. He appreciated Pakistan’s role for peace and prosperity of the region.

 Mr. Ihsan Mustafa appreciated the invitation of Speaker National Assembly to participate Turkey in CPEC Projects and further sad that he will convey the message of Speaker to hi leadership. He also extended invitation to Speaker to attend 2nd league of Parliamentarian conference for Al Quds which will be held on 14th December 2018 at Istanbul.


NA Speaker Greets Hindu Community On Eve Of Diwali - November 6, 2018

Islamabad: November 06, 2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly has greeted Hindu Parliamentarians and the Hindu Community on their religious festival Diwali.

In his message, the Speaker expressed his delight on this auspicious occasion and said that Pakistan is a pluralistic country this is enriched with cultural diversity and celebrates each of them with equal zeal and zest.  He also recognized the rich contributions of the Hindu Community in prosperity and development of the Country.

Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly also conveyed his sincere and warm greetings on Diwali to his fellow Hindu Members of the National Assembly. He also appreciated their contribution in national development, fostering national unity and cohesion.


Pakistan is proud of its unique friendship with China. NA speaker - October 31, 2018

         Islamabad 31, October 2018: The Ambassador of China Mr. Yao Jing called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Wednesday.  Federal Secretary Planning,  Secretary P&D, KPK, other high ups of Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa Government and Chairman Economic Zone Management Committee were present in the meeting. The matters pertaining to bilateral relations, important regional and global issues, and RashaKai economic zone, and others ongoing projects under the CPEC were discussed in the meeting.

         While talking to Ambassador the Speaker said that Pakistan was proud of its unique friendship with China.  He said that Pakistan and China have cherished vibrant friendly relations. He said that the present Government was committed to take the relations between two countries to new heights.  He said that exemplary relations between Pakistan and China were based on regional development, mutual trust and trade and economic cooperation.  He said that cooperation between the two countries was rapidly expanding. 

        While talking about the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) Asad Qaiser said that the CPEC is a consequence of all-weather friendship between two countries.  He said that CPEC will not only  beneficial  for Pakistan and China but whole region.  He stressed the need for early completion of CPEC Projects.  He said that completion of the Rashakai Economic Zone will prove a milestone in development of area. He said that with completion of this Project the standard of the lives of the area will be improved.  He said that equal opportunity will be provided to all Provinces in CPEC Projects.  He said that Pakistan economy linked with CPEC and all possible measures will be taken for its early completion.  The Speaker also stressed the need for improvement in Peshawar Circular Railways System.  He assured all out cooperation of Federal and Provincial Governments for completion of CPEC Projects. He expressed the hope that with visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan the relations will enter in new era of cooperation and friendship.

    The Ambassador of China Mr. Yao Jing has said that CPEC will open new avenues of development for the people of the region.  He said that the relations between the two countries were improving with passage of time.  He said that the agreements and MOUs of mutual cooperation will be signed during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan which will bring the two countries more closer.  He expressed the hope that visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan will prove a milestone to bring the relations between two countries new heights.  He said that the people and Government of China values high its exemplary friendship with China and wanted to see a strong , stable and prosperous Pakistan.

 

 


Political Forces Should Join Hands to Steer Out The Country From Challenges: NA Speaker - October 29, 2018

Islamabad:  October 29, 2018. The President of Pakistan Muslim League and former Prime Minister Ch. Shujat Hussain called on Speaker National Assembly at Parliament House on Monday. Besides, newly elected Member of National Assembly Ch. Munis Ellahi and Ch. Salik Hussain Federal Minister for Housing and Member National Assembly Ch. Hussain Ellahi were also present on the occasion. The matters pertaining to overall economic situation and mutual interests were discussed in the meeting. 

While congratulating Ch. Munis Ellahi and Ch. Salik, the Speaker said that there election was the evidence of trust and confident of their constituents reposed in the leadership of Muslim League. He said that Ch. Shujat Hussain has a big name in the politics of Pakistan. His politics based on principles and respect to others and he always given priority to national interests upon personal interests. 

The Speaker said that the country was facing challenges like poverty, unemployment, water scarcity, corruption, terrorism and weak economy and the political forces of the country need to joined hands to steer out the country of these challenges.  “It is my desire that issues of national importance to be discussed in the National Assembly”, he added.

The President Pakistan Muslim League and former Prime Minister Ch. Shujat Hussain thanked the Speaker and appreciated his role to run the proceeding of the House amicably. He said that Muslim League was stood with present Government to take the country out of crises.  He further said that Pakistan Muslim League believe in politics of values instead of power and has always given priority to national interests.  He said that due to abortive policies of previous Governments, the country was facing economic problems at present. He appreciated the steps taken by the present Government to steer out the country from economic crises.   
 


The curriculum of the madrassas will not change nor any restrictions on the madarsas: Speaker National Assembly - October 28, 2018

اسلا م آباد؛28اکتوبر2018؛سپیکر قومی اسمبلی اسد قیصر نے واضح الفاظ میں اس امر کی یقین دہانی کرائی ہے کہ مدارس کا نصاب تبدیل نہیں ہو گا اور نہ ہی مدارس پر کسی قسم کی پابندی عائد کی جائے گی ۔مدارس کے نصاب اور اس سے متعلقہ امور کے حوالے سے جو منفی پروپیگنڈا کیا جا رہا ہے ۔علما ء اور مشائخ ان بے بنیاد خبروں پر قطعا یقین نہ کریں ۔ان خیالات کا اظہا ر انہوں نے اتوار کے روز مدرسہ دارالقران پنج پیر صوابی میں ختم القرآن کی روح پرور تقریب سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کیا ۔

سپیکرنے کہا کہ وزیر اعظم عمران خان نے مدارس کے حوالے سے جاری منفی پروپیگنڈے پر سخت نوٹس لیتے ہوئے مجھ سے ملاقات کے دوران اس بات کا عزم کیا تھا کہ مدارس کے نصاب میں کسی قسم کا ردوبدل نہیں کیا جائے گا اور نہ ہی مدارس پر کوئی پابندی عائد کی جائے گی ۔آج اس مذہبی تقریب کے دوران میں علما ء ومشائخ کو وزیر اعظم عمران خان کا واضح پیغام دینا چاہتا ہوں کہ وہ مدارس کے حوالے سے بے بنیاد خبروں پر کان نہ دھرے ۔8سال قبل عمران خان اس مدرسے میں تشریف لائے تھے اور انہوں نے اس وقت اس بات کا اظہار کیا تھا کہ مدارس کے طلبا کو معاشرے میں ان کا جائز مقام ملنا چاہیے۔ انہوں نے کہا تھا کہ جس طر ح سکولوں اور کالجوں سے فارغ التحیصل طلبا کو روز گار اور زندگی گزارنے کے مناسب اور موزوں مواقعے ملتے ہیں اسی طرح مدارس کے طلبا کو بھی فوقیت دی جانی چاہیے ۔سپیکر نے کہا کہ مجھے یقین ہے کہ بحثیت وزیر اعظم وہ اپنے اس عزم کو عملی جامعہ پہنائیں گے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ ماضی میں یہ تاثر دیا جاتا تھا کہ مدارس دہشت گرد وں کی نرسریاں ہیں جب کہ مدارس تو دین کی آماجگاہیں اور اسلام کا قلعہ ہیں ۔انہو ں نے کہا کہ ضرورت پڑنے پر مدارس کے معاملات میں کوئی ردوبدل کی گئی تو اس سلسلے میں علما ء و مشائخ سے مشاورت کی جائے گی ۔


سپیکر نے کہا کہ اللہ تعالی نے ہمیں صوبہ خیبر پختونخواہ کے سکولوں کے نصاب میں عقیدہ ختم نبوت اور ترجمہ قرآن کو شامل کرنے کا شرف دیا ۔اسی پر عمل پیرا ہو تے ہوئے پنجاب کے سکولوں کے نصاب میں عقیدہ ختم نبوت اور ترجمہ قرآن کو شامل کرنے میں کامیاب ہوجائیں گے ۔انہوں نے کہا کہ عہدے عارضی ہوتے ہیں اللہ تعالی ہی عزت اور ذلت دینے والا ہے۔ عوام کی خدمت کرنا ہی عوامی نمائندوں کا اصل مقصد ہونا چاہیے ۔تب ہی عوام خوش حال ہو نگے اور ملک کی مشکلات بھی دور ہوں گی ۔سپیکر نے کہا کہ اگر چہ میں کوئی عالم نہیں اور نہ ہی دینی معاملات پر اتنی دسترس رکھتا ہوں ۔ مگر میں دین پر عمل کرنے والے لوگوں سے پیار کرتا ہوں اور ان کی عزت کرنا اپنے فرائض میں شمار کرتا ہوں ۔ 

سپیکر قومی اسمبلی نے اس بات کا اعتراف کیا کہ اس سے پہلے پاکستان کی تاریخ میں صوبہ خیبر پختونخواہ کو اتنا بڑا سیاسی عہدہ نہیں دیا گیا ۔میں آج قومی اسمبلی کا سپیکر بننے کے بعد اللہ تعالی کا شکر گزار ہوں کہ اس نے مجھے عزت دی اور انشااللہ میں عوام کی خدمت کو اپنا نصب العین بناؤ ں گا ۔انہوں نے کہا کہ نیت نیک ہو تو اللہ تعالی بھی اس کام میں برکت ڈال دیتا ہے اور پھر آسانیاں پیدا ہو جا تی ہے 
تقریب سے شیخ القرآن مولانا طیب طاہری ،جامعتہ الاز ہر مصر کے اُستاد تفسیر مولانا عبدالوہاب سمیت دیگر علماء ومشائخ نے بھی خطاب کیا ۔اس تین روزہ تقریب ختم القرآن میں ملک بھر سے آئے ہوئے ہزاروں عقیدت مندوں اور طلبا نے شر کت کی جہاں پر روح پرور محافل کا انعقاد کیا گیا ۔


Foreign Minister Calls On Speaker National Assembly - October 26, 2018

Islamabad:  October 26, 2018.  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmmood Qureshi has called on the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Friday.  In the meeting, matters pertain to over all political, economic situation and mutual interests were discussed.

    The Speaker appreciated the Foreign Policy of the incumbent Government.  He said that world has become global village therefore the closed ties with across the world especially with the neighbouring countries were very necessary.   He said that Shah Mehmood Qureshi  was  a seasoned politician and he highlighted Pakistan’s stance in the world very efficiently in short span of time.

    While terming six billion dollars Saudi Arabia’s relief package a good omen,  the Speaker said that it was an important success of current Government ‘s Foreign Policy.  He said that it will put positive impact on economy of the country and will also enhance the trust of the investors.  He praised Shah Mehmood Queshi for presenting the soft image of Pakistan in vibrant way in the UN General Assembly.

    The Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Queresh thanked the Speaker for his kind remarks. He appreciated his role to run the proceedings of the National Assembly amicably.  He said that Pakistan is a sovereign country and make its decision in light of national interests without any external pressure.

    He said that good relations with neigbouring countries, peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue and highlighted the soft image of Pakistan in the World were basic component of our foreign policy.  He further said that the cordial relations between the Muslim Countries and elimination of misconceptions among them are an important pillar of our foreign policy and mediation between Saudi Arabia and Yemen is part of same.    


IT IS OUR MISSION TO MAKE PAKISTAN A WELFARE STATE AND WE WILL DEFINITELY SUCCEED IN IT : NA SPEAKER - October 26, 2018


Struggle of Kashmiri People for Self Determination Cannot Be Silenced With Gun and Atrocities: NA Speaker - October 26, 2018

Islamabad October 26, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that illegal occupation of Kashmir by the Indian Forces was most tragic chapter of history. He said that Kashmir dispute is a burning issue and an unending threat to the peace for not only the region but also for entire World and urged upon the international community to play its due role to end atrocities and human violations by the Indian Security Forces in Occupied Kashmir and peaceful settlement of this core issue. He expressed these views in his message on Black Day being observed throughout the World on 27th October every year in protest against illegal occupation of Kashmir Valley by Indian Armed Forces in 1947.

Expressing solidarity with the people of held Valley the Speaker said that our relations with the Kashmiri brethren is not only based upon the religion, civilization and humanity but also related to blood.  He said that Pakistan firmly committed to finding out a just and peaceful solution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions and aspirations of people of Kashmir. He assured the Kashmiri people that Pakistan would continue moral, political and diplomatic support at regional and international forum till the realization of their objectives.

He lamented the indiscriminate use of pellet guns on unarmed protestors, incidents of human rights violations, desecration of human lives, rapes and depriving the children from their eye-sights, detention of Kashmiri leadership and imposition of curfew in held valley. He said that struggle of Kashmiri people for self-determination cannot be silenced with gun and atrocities. He was confident that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people would not go in vein and would become fruitful.

The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri in his separate message has  said that human rights violations had a long history  in Indian Occupied Kashmir and United Nations had declared IOK a disputed territory. He said that India itself approached the UN and promised to honour the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination and hold plebiscite in IOK. He called for an end to human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and urged upon United Nations and Human Rights Organization to pay special attention for peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people.
 


Speaker And Acting Speaker Express Grief Over Loss Of Lives In Road Accident At D.G Khan - October 22, 2018

Islamabad, October 22, 2018: Asad Qaiser Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri Acting Speaker, National Assembly expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the  loss of precious lives in road accident Multan Road, Dera Ghazi Khan.

In their separate condolence messages, the Speaker and Acting Speaker said that they were shocked to learn the sad news about the tragic incident. They prayed for the departed souls and sympathized with families of deceased.
They also prayed for the early recovery of injured and directed authorities to provide best medical treatment to injured.


Speaker KP Assembly calls on NA Speaker - October 16, 2018

Islamabad 16 October 2018: Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, at Parliament House on Tuesday. The matter related to current political, economic situation in the country and mutual interest were discussed in the meeting.

The Speaker National Assembly said that the provincial governments and federal government will have to work together to resolve the problems faced by the country. He said that the country was passing through difficult economic situation. “Pakistani nation is a brave and steadfast nation and will aware how to combat such situation”, the Speaker said.

Asad Qaiser said that federal and provincial governments should enact the Legislation to solve the matters of public importance on priority basis. He said that the present Government believes in empowerment and autonomy of the provinces. He emphasized the regular contacts between the Provincial assemblies and National Assembly. He assured all out cooperation of the National Assembly Secretariat with Provincial Assemblies   in Legislation and Research sectors and capacity building of their Staff.

Speaking of on the occasion, Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governments stand with Federal Government to confront the challenges being faced by the country. He said that all the stakeholders have to work together to overcome the crisis. He thanked Speaker National Assembly for extending the support to enhance capacity building of staff of the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Assembly.


Pakistan Can Be Lead Towards the Path of Progress and Prosperity Through Consensus and National Solidarity: NA Speaker - October 11, 2018

Islamabad October 11, 2018: The Central Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in the Parliament House. The matters pertaining to overall political and economic situation in the country were discussed.

The Speaker said that people have lot of expectations from the present Parliament and he was tried to come up to the expectations of the people. He said that to solve the issues of national importance through Parliament was best interest of the country.  He said that it was his utmost attempt to bring the issues of national importance on the floor of the House. He said that peaceful environment of the House was necessary for enactment of effective legislation and consultation will be made to achieve this objective with Leaders of the Parliament Parties in the National Assembly.  He said that we have to work together to uphold sanctity of the Parliament and stability of democracy in the country.

The Speaker said that at present the country was facing financial crunch and it was necessary to take immediate measures to overcome these difficulties. He said that with national solidarity and consensus,  we can lead the country on the path of progress and prosperity. He appreciated the role of Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary for mobilizing party workers in Punjab.

Central Leader of Tehreek-e-Insaf  (PTI) Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary has said that Government of Punjab was taking steps to resolve the public issues and to eradicate poverty, corruption, illiteracy and unemployment  according to the Prime Minister Imran Khan vision.  He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has become largest political party and it is his utmost strives to organize the party more efficiently.   
 


NA Speaker urged the need for promotion of Harmony between the Federation and Provinces to confront challenges faced by the Country - October 10, 2018

Islamabad, October  10, 2018:  Governor Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa Shah Farman called on Speaker National Assembly  Asad Qaiser at Parliament House today.  The matters pertaining to law & order situation in Khyber Pakhtoo khawa and over all political and economic situations in the country was discussed in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion the Speaker National Assembly congratulated Shah Farman on assuming the portfolio of Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa.  He said that appointment of Shah Farman as Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa is good omen for progress and development of the Province.  He expressed the hope that under his sagacious leadership  the Province would lead towards the path of progress and prosperity.  He said that progress and prosperity of the country depends upon the cordial relations between Federation and Provinces.  He urged the need for promotion of harmony between the Federation and Provinces to confront challenges faced by the country at present.  He said that the country is passing through a critical time and we have to work together to get the country out  of these difficult situation.

The Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa Shah Farman thanked the Speaker for his kind remarks and briefed him about the ongoing development projects and security situation in the Province.  He said that development of the Province solving the problems facing by the people of the Province and cordial relations between Federation and Province was his foremost priority.  He said that Provincial Government taking steps on priority basis for progress and development and maintenance of law and order situation in the Province.

Earlier the Former Speaker National Assembly Syed Fakhar Imam met with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.  The matters related to overall political situation in the country and mutual interests were discussed in the meeting.  The Speaker said that stability of democratic institutions was inevitable for the economic stability and progress of the country.  He said that all political parties present in the parliament have to play their role for strengthening the democratic institutions and to cope with the challenges being confronted to the country.  “ You are a senior and seasoned member of this august House and your presence in the House is a fortune for the members of this House, he added”.  He said that senior members should play their due roles for enhancing sanctity of the House and to keep the environment the House peaceful.

Former Speaker Syed Fakhar Imam has said that role of the opposition in the House is very important to keep the environment of House peaceful and for the security and economic stability it is imperative to take all the political parties on board.


Pakistan Armed Forces have a unique place in world due to their superior professional capability: NA Speaker - October 10, 2018

Islamabad October 10, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan Armed Forces were among the best armed forces in world and have a unique place in the world due to their superior professional capabilities.  He expressed these views while addressing participants of 201 Course of National Defence University (NDU) who visited the Parliament House under the leadership of Major General Fayyaz Hussain Shah, Commandant Armed Forces War College and met with Speaker National Assembly today.

The Speaker said that our Armed Forces always combat the difficult situations with steadfastness and bravery. During the natural castestrophies including earthquake 2005, floods and elimination of terrorism, the Pakistan. Army rendered valuable services.  He said that we have to work together for development and progress of the country and have adopt collective thinking rather than individual thinking.    He stressed the need for cohesion between all the institutions to overcome the difficulties being faced by the country.  He said that we have to think that this country has given us everything and what we have given in return to it.  He said that we can achieve our destination by promoting unity and solidarity in our ranks.

On this occasion the Special Secretary National Assembly Qamar Sohail Lohdi gave comprehensive briefing to the participants about the formation and working of the National Assembly and its Committees.

Major General Fayyaz Hussain Shah Commandant Armed Forces War College thanked the Speaker for his remarks and said that the Parliament is the supreme constitutional institution of the country and its respect is obligatory for all citizens. He told the Speaker that the decision of this visit was taken before initiation of 210 Course.


NA Speaker stresses need for Legislation on Important National issues with consensus - October 9, 2018

Islamabad: October 9, 2018. Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Tuesday.  The matters pertaining to upcoming session of the National Assembly and legislation on important national issues were discussed in the meeting.

The Speaker said that the current political situation and other important matters in the country should be resolved in the Parliament. Emphasizing the need for active enactment of legislation in order to provide relief to masses he said that the legislation on important national issues will be carried out with consultation of leaders of all Parliamentary Parties in the House.  He said that  to resolve the national issues in the Parliament was in best interest of the country and he wanted that matters of national importance including law and orders situation, water and energy crises and stability of economy in the country should be discussed in the House in detailed.

Asad Qaiser said that all the political parties in the National Assembly need to be involved in for the security and economic stability in the country.  He said that Standing Committees were the important components of the Parliament and their early completion was necessary for prompt enactment of legislation.  He said that to bring the country out of crises was our common responsibility and Parliament is the best forum to resolve the problems confronted to the masses.  He said that all heads of Parliamentary Parties have to play the role to keep the environment of House peaceful.

Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem has said that in order to resolve the issues of the public the Government was serious in enactment of legislation and believed that Parliament is a supreme Institution and was inevitable for resolving the public issues and legislation.   He assured the all-out cooperation of the Government in keeping the House environment peaceful and strengthening of its sanctity.


The Dream Of Progress And Prosperity Cannot Be Materialized Without Eradication Of Terrorism And Maintenance Of Law And Order Situation In The Country: NA Speaker - October 4, 2018

Islamabad 4 October, 2018:  The Commandant Frontier Constabulary Moazzam Jah Ansari called on the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Thursday.   Matters pertaining to overall law and order situation and elimination of terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) were discussed in the meeting.

The Speaker expressed satisfaction over the law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and eulogized the role of Frontier Constabulary in maintenance of law and orders situation in the Province as well as in the country. He said that our security forces rendered peerless sacrifices in war against terrorism.  He said that without up to mark law and order and elimination of terrorism the dream of progress and prosperity cannot be materialized.  He stressed the need for joint efforts to coup with challenges being faced by the country and internal and external threats.  He said that eradication of bane of terrorism from the country top priority of incumbent Government.  He said that whole nation united against war on terrorism and stood with it security forces.

The Commandant Frontier Constabulary Moazzam Jah Ansari apprised the Speaker about overall security and law and order situation in the country. He said that Frontier Constabulary has always remained ready to combat any untoward situation and will leave no stone unturned to maintenance of law and order situation and eradication of terrorism in the country.  He thanked the Speaker for his kind remarks for personnel of Frontier Constabulary.  


NA Speaker writes letter to his Indonesian Counterpart to condole the loss of Precious Lives in recent Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia - October 3, 2018

Islamabad October 3, 2018:  Asad Qaiser Speaker National Assembly has said that people and Parliament of Islamic Republic of Pakistan expressed complete solidarity with the people and House of Representatives of Republic of Indonesia and condoled the loss of precious lives during the recent powerful earthquake and tusmani in Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.     He expressed these views in a letter written to Mr. Bambang Soesatyo, Speaker House of Representatives of Republic of Indonesia today.

The Speaker assured that in this difficult situation whole Pakistani Nation stood with their Indonesian brethren and hoped that the brave people of Republic of Indonesia will soon overcome this tragic incident.  “Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with all those bereaved families, who lost their love ones and are passing through trauma” he added.

The Asad Qaiser asked Indonesian Speaker to convey the sympathies of members of National Assembly of Pakistan to bereaved families.


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker condole the death of Father of Capt (R) Ashfaq Ashraf Sergeant-at-Arms National Assembly Secretariat - October 3, 2018

Islamabad; October 03, 2018:  Asad Qaiser  Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have condoled the death of  father of  Capt (R) Muhammad Ashfaq Ashraf, Sergeant-at Arms National Assembly Secretariat.

In their separate condolence messages to Capt (R) Muhammad Ashfaq Ashraf, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed their profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of his father. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.


Government employees should keep human values in mind while using their authorities.NA Speaker - October 1, 2018

Islamabad October 1, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that elimination of sense of deprivation and restoration of trust in federation of small provinces is foremost priority of the incumbent Government.  He said that equal opportunities will be provided to all provinces in China-Pak Economic Corridor Projects and their concerns on important issues will be addressed with their consultation.  He expressed these views while talking to a 23 Members Course Participants of Provincial Management Services (PMS) and Excise & Taxation from Pakistan Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar who called on him at Parliament House on Monday.
            The Speaker said that the Government Employees should keep human values in mind while using their authorities.  He said that development goals can be achieved with good Governance and respect of human values.  He said that aim should be great instead of portfolio, however, it is very sad that we are running after portfolios and forgot aims.
            He said that challenges did not end the nations but the challenges polish them and they overcome these challenges with more diligently and hard work.  “The example of Germany and Japan are in front of us” he added.  He said that these nations fought very tremendously and hard working with difficult situations.  He said that besides the role and ethics of the nations, the insight and character of leadership played key role to rise the nations.  He said that we have to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) for success.
            The Speaker said that the Government Functionaries were pivot of Government machinery and they should carry out their duties with full sincerity and devotion and public service should be their prime objective.  He said that Pakistan passing through a difficult time and all the institutions have to work closely in order to take the country out of this difficult time. He said that the Government Employees have always play an important role in strengthening the economy in the developing countries.    Emphasizing the need to promote relations between Federal and Provincial Governments he said that by promoting contacts between Federation and Provinces we can solve the issues confronted by the country in better way.      
 


NA Speaker And Deputy Speaker Condole The Death Of Sister In Law Of Hafiz Tahir Khalil Senior Journalist And Bureau Chief Of Daily Jang And Wife Of S.A Rehman, Senior Advocate Supreme Court Of Pakistan - September 27, 2018

Islamabad: September 27, 2018: Mr. Asad Qaiser Speaker and Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan have condoled the sad demise of the sister in law of Hafiz Tahir Khalil, Senior Journalist and Bureau Chief of Daily Jang and wife of S.A. Rehman, Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.
 
In their separate condolence messages to Hafiz Tahir Khalil and S.A. Rehman, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed grief and sorrow over the passing away of the sister in law of Hafiz Tahir Khalil and wife of S.A Rehman.
 
They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity.


The Speaker NA arrives to the house of Sardar Ikramullah Khan Gandapur, Ex-Provincial Minister - September 26, 2018


NA Speaker Writes Letter To His Iranian Counterpart To Condemn The Terrorist Attack On Military Parade In Ahvaz, Iran - September 26, 2018

            Islamabad September 26, 2018:  Asad Qaiser Speaker National Assembly has said that people and Parliament of Islamic Republic of Pakistan express complete solidarity with the people and Islamic Parliament of brotherly country Islamic Republic of Iran and strongly condemned the gruesome terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Islamic Republic of Iran on 22nd September, 2018.  He expressed these views in a letter written to Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani, Speaker of Islamic Parliament of Iran today.
            The Speaker said that Pakistan Parliament has condemned this cowardly act of terrorism in the strongest terms, which claimed precious lives and injured many.  “Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with all those bereaved families,  who lost their love ones and are passing through trauma” he added.  He asked Iranian Speaker to convey the sympathies of entire National Assembly of Pakistan to bereaved families.  
            He said that National Assembly of Pakistan was of firm belief that such heinous act of terrorism was targeted towards the entire humanity and especially the Muslim Ummah.  “Pakistan has been braving such cowardly acts of terrorism for the lost one decade” he added.”  He said that Pakistan firm in its conviction to fight out this menace for the peace and progress of entire humanity.
            He assured that whole Pakistani nation completely support and pray that the brave brothers and sisters of the Islamic Republic of Iran will soon overcome this tragic incident.
 


To resolve the problems, end of backwardness of the people of Balochistan is a priority of present government. Speaker.N.A - September 25, 2018


Pakistan Believes Relations with United States on Equality Basis: NA Speaker - September 24, 2018

Islamabad September 24, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan believed relations with United States (US) on equality basis.  He said that Parliament of Pakistan was committed to build strong parliamentary links with US, neighboring countries and entire region for enhance cooperation on economic front.  He assured that he will discuss the problems confronted by the business community with Minister for Finance and Minister for Commerce for their resolution.  He expressed these views while addressing First Pak-US Business Opportunity Conference held at Islamabad on Monday.

The Speaker said that it has been widely acknowledged that National prosperity, sustainable  development and quality of  life of a common man heavily depends on the business fraternity working side by side with Government for bringing about  a positive change and strengthening the economy.  He said that despite all challenges the Business Community of Pakistan has significantly contributed to the social-economic development of the country. He said that all the developmental challenges and national issues can be adequately tackled by taking an inclusive approach.

The Speaker said that due to flawed economic policies, political instability, chaos and horrific wave of terrorism the national economy badly affected. “The terror hit areas of the country especially province of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa it was never easy to carry out routine business activity” he added.  He said that despite of all challenges the country had managed to a significant breakthrough on economic and political front as well as against the terrorism.  He said that the confidence of civilian leadership put in the efforts of our security forces, the war on terror had borne fruits and the business environment  was reasonable more conducive for local and international investment.

Asad Qaiser said that due to changes in global economic landscape the centre of gravity of world economy has shifted to emerging economies growing at a much faster pace.  He said that encouraging regional integration and connectivity is one of the key pillars of Pakistan’s policy and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the most promising element of this policy.  He said that CPEC will help to end power outages in Pakistan and ensure connectivity between China, South Asia and Central Asia.  He expressed his optimism that CPEC will open new vistas of development for Pakistan and entire region.

The Speaker said that despite tensed relations between Pakistan and United States, it was encouraging sign that the volume of trade between the two countries had touched new height.  He said that textile, tourism and agriculture industry have a huge untapped potential.  He invited the US investors to invest in Pakistan and assured all kind of facilitations and support to them.  He hoped that bilateral business and investment ventures would help in the betterment of bilateral relations between the two countries.  He urged upon the business chambers to play role of well established communications channel between the Government and business community for broader interest of the country. He assured that issues of national importance will be brought on the Table of the House for discussion and concerned experts will be invited for opinion and in light of their suggestion the policies will be finalized.  
 


All Difficulties can be overcome with the Spirit of Sacrifices and Unflinching Determination: NA Speaker - September 20, 2018

Islamabad, September  20, 2018: Speaker, National Assembly  Asad Qaiser calling upon the nation to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness, sectarianism, ethnicity and maintain harmony, unity and brotherhood in our ranks in accordance with golden principles of Islam and follow the path of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
            In his messages on Youm-e-Ashura to the nation, the Speaker said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions (RA) were the noblest models in preaching and practicing the Quranic philosophy of patience, sacrifice and martyrdom. Their unflinching faith in Almighty Allah and the Day of Judgment, their exemplary devotion, dauntless courage, and unfailing patience in the way of Almighty Allah was a unique exhibition of the spirit of patience and martyrdom described in the Holy Qur’an, he said.
            The Speaker urged that being a Muslim it is our obligation that we stand up against the evil forces that stir up discord and create confrontation in the society, to achieve their nefarious designs. They said that the best way to pay tributes to the martyrs of Karbala is to make commitment on this day to work and devote oneself for the development and strength of the county."We have to forget our trivial differences and adopt the teachings of Islam and promote peace, security and brotherhood." He urged.
            The Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri has said that on this day of Ashura, the battle was fought between the forces of truth and falsehood, which would continue to impart Muslims a lesson of sustained struggle against oppression. He said that this is the path which the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us to follow and  his followers (RA) offered great sacrifices. “Yaum-e-Ashoor reminds us the lesson of adherence to the truth, firmness of belief and being steadfast against tyranny” he added.
 


Major responsibility of Journalists to highlight positive image of the country - September 19, 2018


NA Speaker Says Pakistan Render Huge Scarifies in War Against Terrorism and Every Home Affected Due to This Bane - September 18, 2018

Islamabad, September 18, 2018: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiserhas has said that Pakistan has rendered huge sacrifices for global peace and there was no home in Pakistan which has not affected due to terrorism. “The war against terrorism has no linked with Pakistan it was imposed upon us and the Pakistan suffered huge loses of precious lives and properties due to this war” he added.  He expressed these views while talking to a 10 Member delegation of European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) of the European Parliament led by Vice President of the ECR Mr. Hans-Olaf HENKEL, who called on him at Parliament House, Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Speaker  said that he belongs to that region of Paksitan which was highly affected by terrorism.  He said that Mosques, Imam Bargahs, Schools and public places were attacked by the terrorists.  He said the World has not acknowledged the Pakistan’s sacrifices as it deserved  in war against terrorism.  He said that Pakistan has considerably overcome upon bane of terrorism and due to which  trust of the foreign investors have restored and they were taking keen interest to invest in Pakistan.   He said that Pakistan is committed to promote peace and security in the region.  The Speaker highlighted that Pakistan’s entire political leadership is determined to fast-track progress on outreach to Europe as part of its regional connectivity endeavors and further outlined that Pakistan’s has resolved to root out terrorism from the region.

While replying the questions raised by the participants of delegation the Speaker  said that elimination of corruption and promotion of education was foremost priority of the incumbent government and they are taking concrete steps to achieve these goals.   He said to resolve the problems faced by the masses at local level, the present Government strengthening the local bodies institutions in the country and wanted to empowered them administratively and on revenue side.  Asad Qaiser invited Europen Union for inclusion in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).  He said that CPEC project was a project of development of the Region and with its completion a new era of progress and prosperity will usher in the region. He  said that Pakistan seeks a comprehensive and enduring partnership with European Union to facilitate human and institutional development in the region and beyond. 

While talking to the Delegation, the Speaker said that EU and Pakistan shares perception of various global issues and attaches high value to its strategic partnership in various fields. He remarked that Pakistan seeks strong partnership with European Union to strengthen democratic institutions, and forge sustainable patterns of governance at all levels.  He underlined the need for enhance interaction between the Parliament of Pakistan and European Union to further stregthening the bilateral relations.

Vice President of the ECR Mr. Hans-Olaf HENKEL acknowledged Pakistan’s aspiration for regional peace and security and said that  Pakistani nation has combat terrorism very bravely and European Union values high Pakistan’s sactifices against terrorism.  He endorsed Asad Qaiser’s proposal for expansion and diversification of trade and economic relations.  He added that EU Parliament is also keen to partner with Pakistan for uplifting performance of democratic institutions, strengthening rule of law and promoting genuine human development in the region. 

He further said that a pro-active role of Parliaments in cementing EU-Pakistan ties is highly imperative. The EU delegation praised Pakistan’s continued strides towards democracy and parliamentary supremacy. They took keen interest in the working of the parliament and sought quarries from the Speaker on the enhanced parliamentary scrutiny of the Executive and its legislative performance.   
 


It is my Life Mission to provide job to unemployed youth of Pakistan: Says Speaker NA - September 15, 2018

Islamabad; September 15, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that it is a mission of my life to provide job to the unemployed youth of Pakistan. Every Pakistani is talented and our youth is determined to embark Pakistan on the path of development. He further added that apart from government jobs, we have to contribute to arrange private jobs as well. He expressed these views while talking to the Chief Executive of Huawei Pakistan,  Mr. Saif Chi who called on him at Speaker House Islamabad, today. Former Ambassador of People’s Republic of China Zhang Chunxiang was also present on the occasion.

Speaker said that Pakistan's youth is proficient  and patriot in all respects. “He meets every international expedition. All over the world, Pakistani youth have highlighted their country's name in every field”, he added. He said that they have a passion for doing something for the sake of the country and their hearts are filled with nationalism but instead of not doing proper jobs, they become unhappy with behavior. “To bring it to the right direction, we have to contribute and arrange to get government employment as well as private jobs”, the Speaker said.

Mentioning the top priority of the government, Asad Qaiser said that the government is commited to provide job for unemployed youth. “ I will utilize all my energies and effort to get jobs for Pakistani youth from international and multinational companies working in Pakistan. In this regard, I will take  up this issue not only with the leaders of the other political parties in the Naional Assembly but also discuss with the MNAs who related to the business or industry and form a comprehensive plan to get employment after consultation” he remarked.

Speaking on this occasion, Speaker asked Huawei's Chief Executive to create a comprehensive plan for jobs in your company and we will also welcome all others companies to support in this regard. Asad Qaiser said that there were some error and defects in the Islamabad Safe City project and we want to remove these defects after consultation with the  concerned authorities for safe and secure Capital city.

While talking about CPEC, Speaker National Assembly said that the completion of this project is a milestone of Pakistan's development and prosperity. “I am ready to go to every extent for completion of this project”, he committed.

Chief Executive of Huawei Pakistan, Mr. Saif Chi  said that the company is ready to play every possible role in achieving technology promotion and jobs in Pakistan. He further said that the company will not only provide jobs to Pakistani youth and skilled employees but also train them in Pakistan and then send abroad. He assured the Speaker to take all possible measures to overcome all kinds of defects in Islamabad Safe City.


Democracy Is Imperative For Peace, Stability And Development Of The Country: NA Speaker - September 14, 2018

Islamabad September 14, 2018:  Asad Qaiser, Speaker, National Assembly has said that Democracy contributes powerfully to economic and social progress, international peace and security as well as respect for fundamental rights and freedoms. He said that Democracy is essential to achieving our fundamental goals of peace, human rights and development.   He said this in his message on the International Democracy Day being commemorated across that world under that auspicious of United Nations on 15th September.
 
The Speaker said that Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. In order to achieve this objective, it is incumbent upon the political leadership to shun their political differences and join hands to strengthen the democratic process in the country.
 
The beauty of democracy is that it finds indigenous solutions to the complex problems bedeviling the polity. It encourages participation of citizens, who are the real stakeholder, in taking charge of their lives. The public participation and ownership of state policies is the bedrock of democracy” , the Speaker added. He said democracy is underpinned by the principle of consensus within diverse sets of opinion. Hence, it creates unity in diversity and diversity in unity in a linguistically, ethnically and sub-culturally broad context. The Speaker reaffirmed that continuous electoral process ensures a democratic dispensation in the Pakistan.
 
On this occasion, the Deputy Speaker, Qasim Khan Suri has said that democracy is strengthening in Pakistan and all the progressive political forces were united on the issues of national importance and the Parliament is actively engaged in the welfare of the masses. He said successive derailing of democracy in past has badly hampered the growth and development of Institutions in the country. Democracy is the only way to guarantee our stability and to ensure our economic and social progress, he said.

 


Speaker Na and Deputy Speaker NA congratulate the newly elected member of RIUJ - September 14, 2018


NA Speaker And Deputy Speaker Condemn Bomb Blast Near Pishin Bypass - September 14, 2018

    Islamabad: September 14,  2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker National Assembly have strongly condemned the bomb blast near Pishin bypass, Balochistan causing loss of precious lives of security personnel.
    In their  statements, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker termed it a barbaric and shameful act of terrorism and expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives of security personnel. They said that the elements involved in such activities were the enemies of the humanity and wanted to sabotage democratic process in the country. They said that such shameful acts cannot deter our firm resolve against terrorism.  They called the authorities for bringing the perpetrators of the blast to justice.
They sympathized with bereaved families and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the souls of martyred in eternal peace.


The Former has a role as Back Bone in the progress of any country - September 13, 2018


Early Completion of The CPEC Project is Top Priority of Both the Countries: NA Speaker - September 11, 2018


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Condole the Passing Away of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz - September 11, 2018

Islamabad; September 11, 2018:  Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the passing away of   Begum Kalsoom Nawaz.
 
In their separate condolence messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker paid rich tributes to the social and political services of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz and expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over her sad demise.  They said that Begum Kalsoom Nawaz rendered valuable contributions for restoration and stability of the democracy in the country and her services will be remembered for long time to come.
 
They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.
 


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Condole the Death of Hassan Sohaib Murad - September 11, 2018

Islamabad;  September 11,  2018:  Asad Qaiser , Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the death of Hassan Sohaib Murad, Pattern in Chief of Lahore University and renowned educationist.
 
In their separate condolence messages to members of the bereaved family, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker paid homage to the services of Hassan Sohaib Murad in field of education and expressed their profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to the members of the family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.
 


Speaker NA has Urged the Nation to Forge Unity Among Their Ranks - September 11, 2018

Islamabad, September 11, 2018:   Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly has urged the nation to forge unity among their ranks, shun all types of differences and supplement government efforts for ensuring peace in the country during the Holy month of Moharram. He urged in his message on the advent of Moharram-ul-Haram being observed throughout the Muslim world tomorrow.

He said that Islam is the religion of peace, love and tolerance and abhor all forms of sectarianism, extremism and prejudices. The Speaker called upon Ulema and Religious Scholars to play their due role and influence to create religious harmony and to spread the true message of Islam.

 "Let us make a resolve today to give up our differences and get united to develop comprehensive strategy for combating terrorism and eliminating sectarianism, militancy and extremism from the country" he said.

On this occasion the Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri has said that we should follow the true spirit of Muharram ul Harram which is sacrifice and religious tolerance, part of our lives and refrain from all kinds of prejudice and class differences.   
 


The Quaid stood for the Discipline, Freedom, Democracy, Rule of Law, Social Justice and Orderly Progress: says NA Speaker - September 10, 2018

Islamabad September 10, 2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly has said that Quaid-e-Azam visioned Pakistan as democratic impregnable welfare state where people could live with peace, love, fraternity and harmony. He also desired that every citizen should have equal opportunities of education, health, progress and justice. The Speaker expressed these views in his message to the nation on 70th Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The Speaker paid glowing tribute to Quaid-e-Azam saying it was through his untiring leadership and unswerving commitment to the values of unity, faith, and discipline that the Quaid-e-Azam overcame all odds in establishing an independent homeland for the Muslims, where they could live their lives as a progressive and dynamic people.

He said that the Quaid’s achievement was a unique event in the history of nations as it was characterized by non-violence and strict adherence to principles. Quaid-e-Azam remained firm in the face of adversity, never compromised on principles or allowed expediency to influence his judgment”, the Speaker added.

The Speaker said that best tribute which we can pay to the father of the nation is allegiance to principles which he espoused vigorously and the values which he promoted consistently in his career. His death anniversary calls for reappraisal of the situation and a solid commitment to complete Quaid’s mission of consolidating Pakistan and ensuring its stability.

Muhammad Qasim Suri, Deputy Speaker has said that we should not forget his unmatched qualities of leadership, which included impeccable integrity, incorruptibility and a truly remarkable capacity for hard work, the Deputy Speaker remarked. I am confident that on this day we would come up to the expectations of our great Quaid and pledge to extend all possible efforts to overcome the challenges confronting the nation and turn them into opportunity to make Pakistan a better and strong country, he said.


Speaker National Assembly Chaired the Meeting of Parliamentary Leaders in the National Assembly - September 10, 2018


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Felicitate President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 9, 2018

Islamabad September 09, 2018:  Asad Qaiser Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have congratulated Dr. Arif Ur Rehman Alvi on his oath as 13th President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

In their separate congratulatory messages to Dr. Arif Ur Rehman Alvi, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker extended warm facilitation to him on his Presidential oath and said that his election for the slot of president was evidence  of confidence and trust of leadership, members of National Assembly, Senate of Pakistan and  Provincial Assemblies reposed in his acumen and capabilities.  

They said that new President was another step towards smooth transfer of power in democratic dispensation which was a good omen for democracy in the country.  They said that Dr. Arif Ur Rehman Alvi is a statesman and a seasoned political figure and under his sagacious leadership the federation and democratic institutions in the country will be strengthening and relations between federation and provinces become more cordial. 

They expressed the hope that he would come upto the people’s expectations that their representatives reposed on him. They prayed for his success during his tenure.

 


NA Speaker calls for Enhancing Parliamentary & Economic Cooperation Between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia - September 8, 2018

Islamabad: September 8, 2018: The Minister of Culture and Information of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al-Awwad called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Speaker House, today. Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry and Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf  Bin Saeed Ahmad Al-Maliki were also present. During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and discussed a number of issues of common interest between the two brotherly countries and ways of strengthening relations.

While talking to the Saudi Minister, Asad Qaiser acknowledged that our respective governments have maintained a time-tested friendship based on such strong emotional links where we have supported each-other in every thick and thin and have stood by each other during every regional or international issue.

“The connection between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia is no ordinary relationship, restricted to the formalities of our respective foreign offices. Instead, it is an association deeply etched into the hearts and minds of our people” he remarked. He further said that we are bound in irrevocable ties of common faith, culture, history and heritage.He added that the Parliament of Pakistan has also remained in the forefront to further cement the brotherly relations between our two countries.

The Speaker said that there is a long history of mutual cooperation between our two countries. The generous Saudi investments in various projects in Pakistan and the services rendered by more than 2.6 million Overseas Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia reflect our common interests, he added.He said that this relationship needs to be further strengthened to commensurate with the strong fraternal bonds existing between our two countries.

On this occasion he symbolized truly friendship of Pakistan with Saudi Arabia by quoting the famous saying that “Friendship is a sweet responsibility; not opportunity”.Time and again, both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have proved to have adequately fulfilled this responsibility, the Speaker added. He also discussed the problem being faced by Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia and also informed the issue of Pakistani imprisoned over there.

The Saudi Minister Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al-Awwad termed relations between the two sides as historic and unique. He said that Pakistan is the closest friend and ally to the Kingdom. He appreciated the sentiments of the Speaker and assured his Government’s all-out support to Pakistan in diverse fields. He was confident that fraternal relations between both the countries would further strengthen by frequent interaction between the parliamentarians and government of both the countries.

He said that Saudi Arabia would always stand by its Pakistani brethren whenever needed. He further said that Saudi Arabia strongly desires to see a prosperous, stable and economically vibrant Pakistan.He assured the Speaker to resolve the problems of Pakistani imprisons in Saudi Arabia and Pakistani citizens serving there. He also congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.


SINO-PAK FRIENDSHIP BASED ON STURDY FOUNDATIONS OF MUTUAL RESPECT AND TRUST: NA SPEAKER - September 8, 2018

Islamabad, September 8, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pak-China exemplary relations have no parallel in international affairs. Based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests, Pak-China relations have always stood the test of time, he added. He was talking to the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Wang Yi, who called on him in Speaker House, Islamabad. Ambassador of China in Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing was also present in the meeting.
The Speaker reiterated that the historic, brotherlyand generous neighborhoodbetween two nations have entered a new phase of unprecedented cooperation. “Your visit will provide yet another opportunity to strengthen the existing warm and friendly relations between our two countries”, he said.
Asad Qaiser highlighted that Sino-Pak relationship is based on the sturdy foundations of mutual respect, trust, peaceful co-existence and brotherly neighborhood. We have firmly stood by each other in every thick and thin and it is thus that this friendship has passed from one generation to the other, he added.The Speaker outlined that Pak-China strategic partnership is highly essential for peace and development in the region and beyond.
Referring to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as game-changer project for the regional development, he remarked that the realization of CPEC is manifestation of shared dream of unprecedented prosperity for our Region.“We are focused, targeted, devoted and committed for the completion of CPEC projects” the Speaker added. He said that relations with China is bedrock of Pakistan’s foreign policy and further added that Pakistan and China are committed to an all-encompassing and enduring partnership to support each other at international and regional forums. 
State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of ChinaMr. Wang Yi termed Pakistan and China as “All Weather Strategic Partners” and asserted that Pakistan has an unrivaled importance in China’s strategic calculations. He added that the leadership of both countries have demonstrated an unflinching resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations.
Chinese Foreign Minister endorsed Speaker’s proposal for cementing inter-parliamentary relations and expressed confidence in the progress of people-to-people contacts between both countries. He further highlighted that China and Pakistan share the vision for regional peace and development manifested in unanimous support for CPEC.He remarked that China will continue to support Pakistan in technology, infrastructure development and exploration of renewable energy resources. On this occasion Chinese Foreign Minister congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan and also extended invitation to visit China. Speaker accepted his invitation and reciprocally invited his Chinese counterpart to visit Pakistan
 


NA Speaker directs PEPCO to prepare feasibility report for construction of Sawbi Grid Station - September 6, 2018


Defence Day Calls Upon Nation to Make Pledge to Renew Spirit of Loyalty to Pakistan: NA Speaker - September 5, 2018

Islamabad: September 5, 2018; Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly has said that the Defence Day of Pakistan called upon the nation to make a pledge to renew spirit of loyalty and service to Pakistan and pay tribute to valiant sons who embraced ‘Shahadat’ while ensuring the security of the motherland.

In his message to nation on Defence Day of Pakistan being celebrated on 6th September, the Speaker said that this glorious day signifies passion and sacrifice, serving as a supreme cause to lay our lives for the sake of our beloved homeland. As Pakistan is moving towards a path of progress, the Speaker said that the supreme sacrifices of these sons who laid down their lives for our prosperous tomorrow should always be remembered.

Asad Qaiser said that the defence of the country is not limited to September 6 alone, rather stretches upon an entire lifetime and encompasses all dimensions of physical and ideological frontiers which need to be guarded. He said that celebrating this day helps the nation in reinvigorating the spirit of patriotism.

He said that today Pakistan is confronted with multiple security challenges in the shape of extremism, terrorism and external aggression, but the entire nation stands alongside Pakistan Defence Forces to thwart evil designs against integrity and prosperity of Pakistan.

“Our soldiers are our greatest asset as they not only offer their precious lives for fighting in battlefields but also remain prepared to undertake the responsibility of working as a cohesive force in very challenging situation, may it be horrifying earthquakes or the devastating floods,” the Speaker said.

On this special day, the Deputy Speaker Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri said that the whole nation stands united with utmost discipline and unwavering faith to make this country strong. Let us take the opportunity to once again pay homage to the martyrs of September 6, 1965 and all those who sacrificed their lives for the safety of the country in the later years,” the Deputy Speaker said.
 


Parliamentary Delegation of Japan Calls on Speaker NA - September 5, 2018

Islamabad: September 5, 2018; The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan attaches great importance it relations to Japan. He further said that the existing relations can be further cemented through enhance interaction of Parliamentarians as well as people of both the countries. He expressed these views while talking to a six member Japanese Parliamentary delegation led by Mr. Seishiro Eto, Chairman of Japan Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League House (JPPFL), who called on him at Parliament House today. Japanese Ambassador Mr. Takashi Kuria was also present on the occasion.

The Speakersaid that both the countries are working for the prosperity of the people of the region through joint economic and development efforts.He underlined the need for regular interaction between the Parliamentarians and business community of both the countries to further strengthen the existing relations.The Speaker urged the need for regular exchanges of Parliamentary delegations for facilitating all-encompassing robust bilateral relations.He said that Pak-Japanese Friendship group already exists in National Assembly and would be activated in coming days.

“Japanese are honest and hardworking person that’s why the people of Pakistan love Japan and their nation. We have special place in our heart for the Japan. ” the Speaker remarked.While discussing technical assistance to Pakistan from Japan, the speaker showed his keen interest for support and collaboration of Pakistani universities and technical education centers with Japanese universities.

Asad Qaiser acknowledged the importance of Japan as a development partner and the cordial relation between the two countries, which is free of any irritant. He also looked forward to the greater level of cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the area of trade, investment, infrastructure and human resource development.

Chairman of Japan Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League House (JPPFL) Mr. Seishiro Eto thanked the Speaker for his kind remarks and said that his country also considers Pakistan as one of its friends and economic partner.The foreign dignitary congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Assuring Japan’s commitment towards prosperous Pakistan, Mr. Seishiro Eto said that Japan will continue to partner with Pakistan in uplifting Pakistan’s education, Information Technology and energy sectors.
 


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Congratulate Shah Farman on Oath Taking as Governor KPK - September 5, 2018

Islamabad September 05, 2018:  Asad Qaiser Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have congratulated Shah Farman  on oath taking as Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
 
In their separate congratulatory messages to Shah Farman, the  Speaker and Deputy Speaker extended warm facilitation to him on taking oath as Governor KPK. They said that  his appointment as Governor KPK was the evidence of trust and confidence of leadership reposed in his acumen and capabilities. 
 
They were confident that under the guidance of Shah Farman, the government of KPK would initiate policies which would usher in an era of development and welfare of the Province. They expressed the hope that under his sagacious leadership, the Province will witness development and prosperity and relations between federation and province become more cordial. They prayed for his success during his tenure.
 


NA Speaker for Devising Policies to ensure Women's Rights - September 4, 2018

Islamabad: September 4, 2018; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) in the National Assembly is significant achievement of women parliamentarians. He further said that the Caucus has provided them a forum where they could work for development, empowerment and emancipation of women above party politics.He expressed these views while talking with the general assembly of WPCin Parliament House today.

He shared his experience when he was Speaker of KPK Provincial Assembly and acknowledged the working and participation of WPC in KPK Assembly with the participants of the meeting.Highlighting the role of the Women Parliamentary Caucus, the Speaker said that the Caucus' central task is to evolve consensus on gender issues on a bipartisan basis.He said that there is no denying the fact that participation of the womenfolk is imperative for socio-economic development of a state and society. No headway in this regard can be made without their visible and active participation, he added.

“It’s high time we recognized the meaningful role of women and take substantial steps for ensuring equal participation of women by accepting the fact that the Constitution of Pakistan promises dignity, freedom and equality to all citizens and forbids discrimination on the basis of gender”, the Speaker added.

The Speaker said that women in our society are confronting severe problems regarding education, healthcare and employment. He said there is a need to change the mindset and perception of people to protect women rights and to bring them into main stream. Asad Qaiser added that Pakistan has demonstrated a sincere commitment to international human rights treaties endorsing women rights and gender equality in its society. The country encourages women participation parallel to men in various fields of socio-economic and political sphere, he said. On this occasion, he extended every possible support for Women’s Parliamentary Caucus from the Speaker Office and National Assembly Secretariat.

On this occasion, MNA Ms. Munaza Hassan was unanimously elected Secretary of the WPC. Patron of WPC Dr. Fehmida Mirza and former Secretary Ms. Shaista Pervaiz Malik also briefed the working of WPC and their achievements to the general assembly.


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker felicitate newly Elected President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 4, 2018

Islamabad September 04, 2018:  Asad Qaiser Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have congratulated Dr. Arif Ur Rehman Alvi on his election as 13th President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

In their separate congratulatory messages to Dr. Arif Ur Rehman Alvi, the  Speaker and Deputy Speaker extended warm facilitation to him on his success in Presidential election and said that his election was evidence  of confidence and trust of leadership, members of National Assembly, Senate of Pakistan and  Provincial Assemblies reposed in his acumen and capabilities. 

They said that election of new President was another step towards smooth transfer of power in democratic dispensation which was a good omen for democracy in the country.  They said that Dr. Arif Ur Rehman Alvi is a statesman and a seasoned political figure and under his sagacious leadership the federation and democratic institutions in the country  will be strengthening and relations between federaton and provinces become more cordial.  They expressed the hope that he would come upto the people’s expectations that their representatives reposed on him. They prayed for his success during his tenure.


Envoy of Japan Calls on NA Speaker - August 30, 2018

Islamabad: August 30, 2018; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan and Japan enjoy genial relations validated by trade and cooperation between the two nations. Referring to Pak-Japan vigorous relations, he added that both the countries stood with each other side by side when faced with challenges. He was speaking to Mr. Takashi Kuria, Japanese Ambassador who called on him at Parliament House, Islamabad on Thursday.

Asad Qaiser also noted the long history of economic and development cooperation between the two countries. He said that Japan and Pakistan does not only share the same Continent but also the same values of democracy and human freedom. He said that Pakistan values its relations with Japan and wants to further strengthen them. He also called for enhancing collaboration between business communities of both the countries for their mutual benefit. The Speaker outlined that Pakistan is pursuing a policy of cooperation with all the countries and Japan stands prominently in Pakistan’s aspirations for cooperation. While discussing technical assistance to Pakistan from Japan, the speaker showed his keen interest for support and collaboration of Pakistani universities and technical education centers with Japanese universities.

Appreciating Pakistan’s economic potential, Mr. Takashi Kuria, Japanese Ambassador highlighted that Japan will continue to work with Pakistan in order to strengthen economic relations with Pakistan. He endorsed Asad Qaiser’s proposal for diversification of trade and economic relations.

Endorsing Japan’s commitment towards prosperous Pakistan, Mr. Takashi Kuria assured the Speaker that Japan will accelerate its collaboration with Pakistan in uplifting Pakistan’s education, Information Technology and energy sectors. He further added that Pakistan is an important pillar in Japan’s outreach towards South Asia. On this occasion Mr. Takashi Kuria also congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.


Pakistan and Iran Share Fraternal Relations: NA Speaker - August 30, 2018

Islamabad; August 30, 2018:  Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Parliament House Islamabad on Thursday and discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and regional issues. The Iranian Foreign Minister was accompanied by a high-level delegation along with Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan Mr. Mehdi Honardoost.
          
During meeting, the Speaker hoped that the two sides will continue to expand economic interaction for promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, energy and connectivity. He further added that Pak-Iran Parliamentary engagement is highly imperative for promoting cohesion and stability in the entire region.
 
While talking with Iranian Foreign Minister, Asad Qaiser said that robust Pak-Iran relation is inevitable for regional peace, security and prosperity. He said that Pakistan believes in the unity of Muslim countries and stressed the importance of both Pakistan and Iran working together for resolution of problems faced by the Ummah.
 
Asad Qaiser said that Iran and Pakistan are intertwined by stronger multi-dimensional relations. Appreciating Iran’s geo-political significance, he remarked that Iran’s role is central to unifying the Muslim world and underlined the need for pro-active parliamentary diplomacy to further cooperation amongst the Muslim countries. He also noted that the two countries also need to move forward with consensus on matters of international importance.
          
The Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif added that Iran consider Pakistan as its partner for peace in the region and expressed his hope that in future both nations will continue to chart the paths of prosperity together. He reiterated Asad Qaiser’s proposal for diversification of trade and economic relations. He also conveyed the desire of the Iranian leadership and the government for continued efforts for growth in bilateral ties. He also supported the freedom of Palestine and Kashmir and urged to resolve these issues in peaceful manners.
 
Contending that Iran-Pakistan ties are influenced by the ancient and historical bonds between the two nations, Mr. Mohammad Jawad Zarif said that the two nations have always stood alongside each other in difficult condition and bilateral ties are unbreakable. He endorsed Asad Qaiser’s proposal for collaboration to promote sustainable patterns of governance and assist each other in institutional building for effective governance. On this occasion Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif also congratulated and conveyed best wishes from Iranian Speaker and his leadership to Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
 


Sepoy Maqbool Hussian is the Hero of our Nation: NA Speaker - August 29, 2018

Islamabad; August 29, 2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the passing away of 1965 War Veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain.

In their separate condolence messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker paid rich tributes to the services of Sepoy Maqbool Hussain in the field of defence of Pakistan and expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Sepoy Maqbool Hussain. They said that by the death of Sepoy Maqbool Hussain, the country has lost a brave soldier and son of the soil who had spent 40 years imprisonment in Indian jail.

They said that his services will be remembered for long time to come. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.

 


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Condole the Death of Father of Zulfiqar Gurmani and Nadir Gurmani - August 28, 2018

Islamabad; August 28, 2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the passing away of father of Zulfiqar Gurmani Bureau Chief KTN and  Nadir Gurmani Senior Correspondent Dawn TV.

In their separate condolence messages to Zulfiqar Gurmani and Nadir Gurmani, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the death of their father. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to them and other members of bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.


CHINA HAS SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEART: NA SPEAKER - August 27, 2018

Islamabad; August 27, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that China has a special place in our heart and the friendship between two neighbours has no parallel in international relations. He expressed these views while talking to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Yao Jing who called on him at Parliament House, today.

 He said that Pakistan and China is the multi-dimensional partner whereas China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the most brilliant initiative between two countries and the entire region. Pakistan is fully committed to the timely completion of all projects under CPEC, the Speaker said. He underlined the need for regular interaction between people to people, the Parliamentarians and business community of both the countries to further strengthen the existing relations. On this occasion, the speaker assured his full cooperation and support to resolve the difficulties in bilateral trade between two countries through legislation.

He said that the relations between Pakistan and China based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interest and both the countries have always stood with each other at difficult times. While discussing the Second Speakers Conference which will be held in Tehran, Asad Qaiser said that we must resolve our issue with collective wisdom of the region. He further said the time will come very soon when we will control the menace of terrorism and will enhance the connectivity for prosperity among stakeholders of the region.

The Chinese Ambassador Mr. Yao Jing congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan as well as conveyed the best wishes and congratulations from Chinese President, Prime Minister and Chairman National People’s Congress of China. He said that strong and prosperous Pakistan is the real strength of China. He asserted that Pakistan has an unrivalled importance in China’s strategic calculations and added that the leadership of both countries has demonstrated an unflinching resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations. He also reiterated that a vibrant Pak-China cooperation is central for tackling challenges in the region and beyond.

Mr. Yao Jing endorsed Speaker’s proposal for cementing inter-parliamentary relations and expressed confidence in the progress of people-to-people contacts between both countries. He further highlighted that China and Pakistan share the vision for regional peace and development manifested in unanimous support for CPEC.


Chief Minister KP Mr. Mehmood Khan called on Speaker National Assembly Mr. Asad Qaiser in Islamabad - August 26, 2018


Speaker National Assembly Mr. Asad Qaiser meeting with Acting President Mr. Sadiq Sanjrani in Islamabad - August 25, 2018


Speaker NA met with opposition leaders - August 24, 2018


We Can Lay Strong Foundation for an Islamic Welfare Society by Including Our Poor and Needy Brethren in Our Eid Happiness: Says NA Speaker - August 21, 2018

Islamabad   August 21, 2018:   Asad Qaiser  Speaker National Assembly has extended his warm greetings to the fellow countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha falling on 22nd August, 2018.

In his message, Speaker NA said that Eid-ul-Azha reminds us of the great sacrifice laid down by Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. He said that the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. enshrines a wider message for the Muslims, that is the message of sacrificing for virtues, humanity, country fellows and also igniting the spirit of patience, tolerance and endurance.

The Speaker said that the Eid, day brings happiness for us; however the true joy relates with taking care of the needs of our poor brothers and sisters and to include them in our pleasures. "Our acts should help smoothen the social irregularities and promote the spirit of sacrifice, mutual harmony and fraternity.   Only then we can provide strong foundation for the establishment of a welfare Islamic society", he said.

He said that on this day, let us renew our pledge and pray for the prosperity and development of entire Muslim Ummah. He prayed to Almighty Allah to guide all the Muslims to tread right path and help them follow the true spirit of Islam. "May Allah help and protect us all. Amen", he added.

The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri also felicitated Muslims in Pakistan and across the globe on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.  He underlined the significance of this Islamic festive that strengthens the spirit of sacrifice and harmony among the Muslim Ummah and encompasses the under-privileged segments of the society in shared celebrations.


NA Speaker Presides Over High Level Meeting - August 20, 2018

Islamabad: August 20, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser presided over a high level meeting in the National Assembly at Parliament House today to discuss the ways and means to run the proceedings of the National Assembly amicably.   The meeting was attended by former Speaker National Assembly Syed Fakhar Imam, former Speaker and Federal Minister for Inter provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for Law & Justice Barrister Dr. Faroqh Naseem, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Babar Awan, Senior Officers of National Assembly Secretariat and Parliamentary Affairs.

Addressing to the meeting, the Speaker said that consultation with all stake holders is necessary to run the proceedings of the House in cordial way.  He said that we will consult with legal experts, besides Leaders of the Parliamentary Parties to strengthen the Parliament.  He said that it is the responsibility of every Member of Parliament to work for boosting the respect of the Parliament whether; he belongs to Government side or opposition.  He said that if the Parliament becomes stronger it will discuss problems being facing by the masses and sought their solution.

Talking to the former Speakers, Asad Qaiser said that you are experienced members of this House and having lot of skill to run the proceedings of the House.  “I would like to take benefits from your experience” he added.    The Speaker said that the nation has a lot of expectations from present Parliament and I hope that incumbent Parliament will come up to their expectations.

Both the   Former Speakers of the view that the Speaker is a Custodian of the House and his conduct should be equal with Government and Opposition members.  They said that for smooth running of proceedings of the House, Opposition side should be given maximum opportunity to speak in the House. 

The Speaker said that Standing Committees are important organ of the House and it will his utmost struggle to complete process of elections of Chairpersons of  Standing committees to make them functional as soon as possible.  He said that as a Speaker of KPK Assembly he used to call House Business Advisory Committee before the commencement of the Session of the Assembly regularly and he would like to continue same practice in the National Assembly also. The participants of meeting assured their full cooperation and assistance to run the affairs of business in house.

 


NA Speaker Visits Different Offices of National Assembly Secretariat, NA Speaker Seeks Details of Budget and Expenses of NA Secretariat - August 20, 2018

Islamabad: August 20, 2018.  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser along with the senior officers of National Assembly Secretariat visited different offices of National Assembly Secretariat today. on this occasion the Speaker directed the officers of the National Assembly to adopt austerity measures according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and made efforts to reduce the expenses of these Secretariat.  He also directed the officers to consider the tax paid money is a fidelity of nation and reduce the unnecessary expenses of the Secretariat.  He also sought the details of budget and expenses of National Assembly Secretariat.

The Speaker also visited the Library and Research Centre of National Assembly Secretariat and directed the officers to provide all out support in connection with the legislation to members of the National Assembly.  He said that Library and Research Centre were very important offices in Parliament of any country to help out the legislatures in legislation work.  He assured to upgrade the Library and Research Centre of the National Assembly.  The officers of the National Assembly also briefed the Speaker about of the work of the different branches of the National Assembly.  Later on the Speaker also visited the Chambers of Federal Ministers in Parliament House and review the facilities provided in there.

 


Speaker National Assembly Chairing the Meeting of Opposition Party Leaders - August 17, 2018

 

 

 

 

 


Ambasador of UAE calls on Speaker National Assembly - August 16, 2018

Islamabad: August 16, 2018; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan attaches high value to its exceptional relations with UAE and wishes to further take them to new heights. He further said that Pakistan is thankful to the government of UAE for its support in time of need. He said this while talking to Mr. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi, Ambassador of United Arab Emirate (UAE) in Parliament House, today.


Asad Qaiser said that UAE and Pakistan were tied in eternal bonds of religion, culture and history; therefore, steps may be taken for further solidifying the existing brotherly relations between two countries. He stressed the need to enhance interaction between parliamentarians and business communities of both the countries. He said that Pak-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group would be shortly established in National Assembly which needs to be reciprocated in UAE Federal Council.

The UAE Ambassador congratulated Asad Qaiser on his election as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan. Appreciating the sentiments, the Ambassador said that his country also attaches immense importance to its relations with Pakistan and would keep on extending its support in time of need.

He said that his country would utilize huge economic potential in Pakistan for mutual benefit of both the nations. He said that interaction between parliamentarians and business communities would strengthen relations between two countries.


Speaker Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran Ali Larijani Telephones Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser - August 16, 2018


Newly Elected CM KPK Mr. Mahmood Khan & Speaker Mushtaq Ghani calls on Speaker National Assembly - August 16, 2018


 
 
 
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