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The Sitting of the National Assembly has been adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, the 22nd January, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.| Committee Meetings:10:30 AM: A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Members of the Election Commission at Constitution Room (Old Committee Room No,5) 2nd floor Parliament House | 02:00 PM: Meeting of the Sub-Committee of the Public Account Committee (PAC) (Cancelled) at Committee Room No. 2 |
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Media Should Play Its Role In Promoting Moral Values And For The Progress And Development Of The Society: NA Speaker - January 18, 2019

Islamabad 18th January 2019; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that media should play its due role in promoting moral values and for the progress as well as development of the society. He expressed these views while talking to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussian in a meeting at Parliament House on Friday. Improving the quality of PTV Parliament channel and matters pertaining to other mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. Managing Director PTV Arshad Khan was also present on the occasion.

Speaker said that the role of media in present time is of extreme importance and it is considered as the fourth pillar of the state all over the world. He said that role of media has been increased due to increased use of Social media which has made this world a Global Village and now any incident happened  can be  reached with just one click. He said that media was playing the role of bridge in highlighting public issues and their reaction on the government policies and policies being devised by the government for the welfare of the masses.

He emphasized the need for freedom of media for transparency in institutions and for elimination of corruption. While talking about raising the standard of PTV channel, he said that it was necessary to telecast the proceedings of the House as to make the people aware about the performance of their representatives. He directed to device mechanism for up gradation and improvement of broadcasting. He stressed upon the need for restoration and improvement in the broadcast of PTV.
Asad Qaiser said that due to its quality broadcasting in past PTV was considered as a family channel. He said that moral values should be adopted in PTV broadcasting and programs related to history and general knowledge should telecasted as to make the future generation aware and connected with the past. He stressed the need for provision of equal opportunity to representatives of all political parties on PTV. He appreciated the role of press gallery to make people aware about the proceedings of the House and expressed commitment for provision of further facilities in press gallery.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain assured the Speaker for up-gradation and improvement in the quality of broadcasting of PTV Parliament channel. He said that steps are being taken for restoration of glory of PTV and improvement in the standard of its broadcasting. He said that incumbent government believed in the freedom of expression and all possible steps will be taken to ensure it.
 


Maintainance Of Peace And Provision Of Basic Facilities To The Citizens Of Karachi Is Imperative For The Development And Prosperity Of The Country: NA Speaker - January 17, 2019

Islamabad 17th January 2019; The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Karachi was considered as city of lights and the hub of economic activities, and to maintain peace and provide basic facilities to its citizens was imperative for the development and prosperity of the country. He said that government was paying serious attention to resolve the issues of water crisis, providing basic amenities and social security to the people of Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh province. He expressed these views while talking to the members of National Assembly belonging to Sindh Province at Parliament House on Thursday.

Matters pertaining to the issues of the people of Sindh province, legislation and other parliamentary affairs were discussed in the meeting. Talking to the members, the speaker said that national integrity and consensus is required to confront with the challenges, economic crisis and difficulties being faced by the country. He emphasized over all political parties to play their due role for democratic stability, national unity and solidarity in the country. He said that to eliminate the backwardness from Sindh and to solve the problems being faced by the people of the province is the foremost priority of the incumbent government. He further said that public issues can be resolved through proper legislation. He urged the members to move legislative bills to improve the current situation of Sindh and highlight the problems facing by the people of the province in the House. He stressed upon the members for regular interaction with the people of their constituencies in order to address their problems. He assured the members all possible cooperation of the National Assembly Secretariat in legislation and other matters related to the House.

The members thanked the Speaker and appreciated his neutral role being the custodian of the House and assured their all-out support in law making. While expressing their confidence on the policies of the present government, they said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister Imran Khan, the present government will succeed to mitigate the suffering of the people and to overcome the challenges being confronted to the country at present.
Expressing the commitment to make Karachi the city of lights again, they said that the people have a lot of expectations from the current parliament and we have to strive hard to meet their expectations. They appreciated the efforts of the present federal government for the establishment of peace and security in Karachi. While informing the Speaker about the problems being faced by the people of Karachi, the members emphasized for the need to establish universities and hospitals and to improve the transport and sewerage system in the city. The Speaker assured his all-out support to resolve the problems faced by people of the Province.

The MNAs who attended the meeting were Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, Abdul Shakoor Shad, Capt(R) Jamil Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Aslam Khan, Ms. Syma Nadeem, Ms. Nusrat Wahid, Aftab Jehangir, Attaullah and Muhammd Najeeb Haroon.
                                     
 


Filing of Statement of Assets and Liabilities with The Election Commission By The Members of the National Assembly - January 17, 2019

Ministers Will Brief MNAs About Matters Relating to Their Ministries on Every Monday Before Commencement of The Session: NA Speaker - January 16, 2019

Islamabad 16 January 2019; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that before commencement of the session of the National Assembly on every Monday, a meeting of a federal minister will be held with members in which he will brief the members about the matters related to his ministry. He further added that steps are being taken to implement the plan to give South Punjab the status of the province and in this regard the people of South Punjab will be soon given good tidings according to their expectations. He expressed these views while talking to members of the National Assembly belonging to Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan Divisions who met Speaker in Parliament House on Wednesday.

The formation of standing committees, legislation, stability of the democratic institutions and other parliamentary issues were discussed in the meeting. Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and Chief Whip Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar were also present in the meeting.

Speaker said that the stability of democracy and strengthening democratic institutions are essential for the development and prosperity of the country and for this purpose all stakeholders need to work together. He said that Parliament is the only institution that can overcome the challenges being faced by the country and can determine the direction to resolve the public issues.He urged upon the members to ensure their attendance in the session of the National Assembly and raise public issues on the floor of the House. He said that the standing Committees are important part of Parliament and without their formation effective law making is not possible. He said that he was in contact with all the Parliamentary leaders in this regard and expressed the hope that the formation of the Standing Committees will be finalized in the current session of the National Assembly.

Talking about Friendship groups, he said that 91 friendship groups are being formed in the National Assembly to increase relations with other Parliaments across the world. Talking about the backbenchers to give them the opportunity to participate in the proceedings of the house, the Speaker said that all the members were equal in his eyes. He assured full support and cooperation of the National Assembly Secretariat for legislation and other matters.

On this occasion members appreciated the neutral role of the speaker, saying that due to his neutrality and patience, the dignity of Parliament has increased. They appreciated issuance of production orders of the members who are under arrest. They said that to uphold this Parliamentary tradition by the Speaker is commendable. They said each member was elected by thousands of vote of the masses and his participation in the consultation process was necessary. Assuring their full support and attendance in the proceedings of the House and legislation they said that to maintain the dignity of the Parliaments to assure the attendance is the prime national responsibility of all the members.

They expressed their complete confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister, Imran Khan and said that under his leadership, the Country will lead to rapid development and public issues will be resolved. Informing the Speaker about the problems faced by the people of their constituencies, they said that the past governments did not pay attention to the development of South Punjab, therefore people of these areas are facing serious problems. They expressed the hope that the current government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan will take practical measures to eliminate the backwardness of South Punjab and resolve the public issues. They invited Speaker to visit Multan. The Speaker accepted the invitation and assured the members that he will visit Multan very soon.

The Members who attended the meeting were Sardar Nasrullah Khan Dreshak, Muhammad Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa, Aurangzeb Khan Khichi, Sardar Muhammad Khan Laghari, Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, Zahoor Hussain Qureshi, Makhdoom Zain Hussain Qureshi, Tahir Iqbal Ch, Sardar Riaz Mehmood Khan Mazari, Syed Mobeen Ahmed, Khalid Hussain Magsi,  Niaz Ahmed Jakhar, Mian Muhammad Shafiq and Muhammad Shabbir Ali.
 


Parliament Represents The Will of The People and Problems of The Masses Can Be Addressed By Strengthening It; Says NA Speaker - January 15, 2019

Islamabad, 15th January 2019 Members of the National Assembly from Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Lahore and Sahiwal divisions called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Tuesday. Matters pertaining to legislation, public issues and current economic and political situation in the country were discussed in the meeting. Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and Chief Whip Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar were also present in the meeting.

Talking to the members, the Speaker said that Parliament represent the will of the people whereas problems of the masses can be addressed by strengthening it. He said that the people have sent us to this august House to resolve their problems and it should be our foremost priority. He further said that the difficulties faced by people can be addressed through legislation. He said that there was the collective responsibility of all the members of the House to maintain the sanctity of the Parliament and to run its proceeding smoothly. He urged upon the members to actively participate in the legislative process and Question hours and highlight public issues through Calling Attention notices and Adjournment motions. Stressing upon the members to ensure their presence and to take part in the proceedings of the House actively, he said that to maintain dignity of the House and to run its proceedings amicably is the collective responsibility of all the members of the House.

Asad Qaiser said that 10 to 12 Bills of important public nature will be soon introduced in the House. He said that we all have to work together in order to confront the challenges being faced by the country at present. He emphasized upon the members to enhance contacts with the public of their constituencies in order to resolve their problems. He assured the members all out assistance of the National Assembly Secretariat in Legislation process and other matters related to it.

The members thanked the Speaker and appreciated his neutral role and assured all out support in legislation. They said that public has lot of expectations from the incumbent Parliament and we have to work hard to come up to their expectations. They said that to ensure attendance in the House and taking active part in its proceeding was the prime responsibility of each member. They also informed the speaker about the issues of their constituencies. Speaker assured them his utmost support in resolving the problems being faced by their constituents.

The meeting was attended by MNAs Syed Faiz Ul Hassan, Ch Shoukat Ali Bhatti, Brigadier (R) Mr. Rahat Amanullah Bhatti, Mr. Muhammad Farooq Azam Malik, Mr. Muhammad Abdul Ghafar Wattoo, Rai Muhammad Murtaza Iqbal and Sardar Talib Hussain Nakai.
 


Owing to the service of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the public has given us the opportunity to serve again in Centre and other provinces: Speaker National Assembly - January 13, 2019


Opposition Should Play Its Due Role In Enactment Of Legislation, NA Speaker - January 11, 2019

Islamabad; January 11th, 2019: Former Leader of the Opposition and MNA Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah called on Speaker National Assembly Mr. Asad Qaiser at Speaker House on Friday. Formation of Standing Committees, Legislation and matters regarding other Parliamentary Affairs were discussed during the meeting.
 
The Speaker said that it is the joint responsibility of both the Government and Opposition for making environment of the National Assembly favorable and maintaining its dignity. We have to uphold Parliamentary norms, mutual respect and tolerance for each other for the smooth functioning of Parliament, he added.
 
He said that criticism is the right of the Opposition however it should be for betterment and not just to criticize. He stressed the need for joint efforts to overcome the challenges confronting to the country at present. He said that Opposition has to play positive role in resolving National Issues through Parliament.
 
Speaker appreciated the role of opposition in making environment of the House more friendly and peaceful. He further said that Parliamentary Committees are important organ of the Parliament and without their formation enactment of Legislation was not possible. He said that formation of Parliamentary Committees was his foremost priority and he was in contact with members of government and opposition parties to resolve this matter as soon as possible. He expressed the hope that matter pertaining to formation of Parliamentary Committees would be resolved through mutual consensus in the upcoming session of the National Assembly.
 
Asad Qaiser said that law making is the prime responsibility of the Parliament and through effective legislation we can solve public issues and can increase the dignity of Parliament. He stressed upon the members of opposition to actively took part in legislation as well as to give their suggestions for its improvement. He said that presence of members in Parliament reflects their seriousness in the proceedings of the House. He asked the members of the opposition to ensure their presence during the proceedings of the House as to run its business effectively. 
 
Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah appreciated the neutral role of the Speaker in the Assembly and assured full support of his party in the formation of Standing Committees. He also appreciated Speaker’s role in resolving the issue of Public Accounts Committee and making efforts for early formation of other Standing Committees and expressed the hope that the task of formation of Standing Committees will soon be completed with mutual consensus. He stressed upon the cooperation between government and opposition for smooth legislation.
 


NA Speaker Pledges To Make The Current National Assembly A Role Model For Legislation - January 10, 2019

Islamabad; January 10th, 2019: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan called on the Speaker National Assembly Mr. Asad Qaiser at Speaker House on Thursday. Matters pertaining to the agenda of the forthcoming session of the National Assembly, formation of Standing Committees and legislation were discussed during the meeting.

While stressing upon the need for early formation of Standing Committees, the Speaker said that formation of Standing Committees was necessary for enactment of legislation. He asked the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs to make consultation with opposition parties to complete the process of formation of Standing Committees in upcoming session of the National Assembly.

While pledging to make the current Assembly a role model for the legislation, the Speaker said that the public have lot of expectations from the current National Assembly therefore  Parliamentarians will have to make serious efforts to come up to their expectations. He said that we can only resolve the problems of the masses and provide them relief through legislation and this was the only way to come up to their expectations. He said that the government and opposition were the two main pillar of the Parliament, we cannot maintain the friendly atmosphere in the House and produce proper and effective legislation without the support and reconciliation of both sides.

While appreciating the positive response of the opposition during the previous sessions of the House, he expressed the hope that the opposition parties will continue the same attitude during the formation of Standing Committees and in future legislation. He urged upon the government benches to actively take part in proceedings of the House and ensure their full participation during the session.

The State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan thanked the Speaker and appreciated his efforts in resolving the issue of Public Accounts Committee amicably. While assuring the Speaker for immediate formation of Parliamentary Committees, he said that he was in contact with government and Opposition Parties on this issue and it will be resolved in the upcoming session of the National Assembly. He further said that government was taking the matter of legislation seriously and very soon different bills would be introduced in the House which would provide relief to the public.
 


Training And Capacity Building Of Legislatures A Must For Better Legislation And Strengthening Democratic Institution: Says NA Speaker - January 9, 2019

Islamabad January 9, 2019: Asad Qaiser, Speaker National Assembly has said that the Parliamentarians represent will of the people of Pakistan and they needed a strong support base for research and capacity building for better legislation and strengthening of democratic institutions. He said this in his meeting with Executive Director PIPS Zafarullah Khan, today. Senior officers from National Assembly were also present on the occasion.The main agenda of this meeting was to review the performance of Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) and to further enhance its skills for capacity building of Parliamentarians and staff of the Parliament.

The Speaker said that Parliament needed better research and analysis facilities, latest equipment and training for members and staff of legislative assemblies. He said that being the Speaker of National Assembly, these areas have remained his priority and various steps have taken in this regard.

While addressing the meeting, the Speaker expressed his desire for further expediting enactment of legislation, and directed PIPS administration to provide all out support to the Parliamentarians in this regard. He further directed the PIPS to arrange training courses on Rule of Procedures and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, Constitution of Pakistan, Legislative Terminology and Parliamentary norms for the members and staff of the National Assembly.

Asad Qaiser stressed the need for research work and to introduce different courses in PIPS especially on Human Rights, Foreign Policy, Civil and Military Relations, Good Governance and Administrative Affairs and provide input to Parliamentarians on these subjects so that they can take active part in legislative process.

Executive Director PIPS Zafarullah Khan briefed the Speaker about historical background, organogram, objectives and performance of PIPS. He informed the speaker that the main goal of the institute is to provide non-partisan and expert analysis on different subjects, and to help the legislators in making government policies on the national issues. He further informed that the institute is providing informed policy inputs such as in-depth background notes, assessing bills, research papers, briefs, legislative summaries, consultations and other services to parliamentary committees as well as members of National Assembly, Senate and all Provincial Assemblies.The Institute has also arranged the training course for the Parliamentarians and staff for their capacity building.
 


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Congratulates the Newly Elected Office Bearers of National Press Club - January 9, 2019

            Islamabad; January 09, 2019: Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have congratulated the newly elected office bearers of National Press Club.
 
            In their congratulatory messages to the newly elected President MrShakeel Karar, General Secretary Mr. Anwar Raza, Vice Presidents, Mr. Raja Khalil Ahmed, Mr. Ahmed Nawaz, Mr. Shah Muhammad and Miss Sadia Kamal, Secretary Finance Mr. Sagheer Ahmed Chaudhary, Joint Secretaries Syed Sheraz Gardezi, Mr. Ahteshamul Haque, Mr. Nadeem Chaudhary، Miss Shakila Jalil and other office bearers of National Press Club, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker extended his warmest felicitation on their success. He said that their election was an evidence of trust and confidence of Journalist fraternity reposed in them.
 
            The Speaker and Deputy Speaker while appreciating the role of journalist community for freedom of expression in the country said that freedom of expression is the fundamental right of every citizen and journalist community had rendered huge sacrifices in this regard. They expressed hope that newly elected representatives of National Press Club will utilize their capabilities to resolve the problems faced by the journalist community and freedom of press. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker said that freedom of expression was essential for strengthening democracy in the country. They prayed for their success during their tenure. 


Overseas Immigrants Are Real Ambassadors to Pakistan and Their Contributions For The Progress and Development of The Country are Commendable: Speaker National Assembly - January 3, 2019

Islamabad; January 03, 2019: Asad Qaiser Speaker, National Assembly has said that the overseas Pakistani immigrants are real Ambassadors and precious assets of the country as well as their contributions for the development and progress of the country are commendable. Aaccording to the message received from the UK (Manchester), he expressed these views while addressing ceremony of Pakistani Immigrants at Manchester on Thursday. Members European Parliament Mr. Sajjad Karim and Mr. Wajid Khan, Deputy Mayor Manchester Abid Latif Chohan High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Dr. Robina Shah and large number of Pakistani expatriates residing in Manchester were present on the occasion.

Speaker said that Pakistan and Britain enjoyed historic friendly relations and Pakistan wanted to expand existing relation through enhanced Parliamentary and economic cooperation. He appreciated the role of UK in promotion of democracy and strengthening democratic institutions in Pakistan. He stressed the need for regular interaction between the parliamentarians of  both the countries. He said that parliamentarians of Pakistan and UK could play pivotal role in consolidating existing relations.

Eulogizing generous donations in Diamer Bhasha Dams fund by the overseas Pakistani, he said that Pakistan was facing scarcity of water at present and being an agricultural country needed to build water reservoirs on urgent basis. He appealed to Pakistani expatriate to actively take part in fund raising for Diamer Bhasha Dams.   

The Speaker said that large numbers of Pakistanis are serving in Manchester and other parts of UK and was sending remittances to Pakistan which is highly valuable for the progress of the country. While appreciating the services of overseas Pakistanis in the progress of the country, the Speaker said that current government is fully aware of their issues and was taking necessary steps on priority basis to resolve them. He further said that government is introducing business-friendly policies in the country. He urged the Overseas Pakistanis to invest in the country and to take benefits from numerous investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The Speaker said that like members European Union Parliament Wajid Khan, Sajjad Karim and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, there were number of Pakistanis playing effective role in the politics of Britain. Moreover, there were large number of Pakistani immigrants in UK who are contributing in education, health, economic and other sectors. He expressed the confidence that regular interaction at government level between two countries will help in promoting harmony and strengthening bilateral relations.

On this occasion, Pakistanis community in England expressed the full confidence on the policies of current government and assured their full support for the development of the country.
 


NA Speaker And Acting Speaker Condole The Death Of Father Of Senior Journalists Haji Nawaz Raza And Tariq Sumair - December 27, 2018

Islamabad: December 27, 2018: Asad Qaiser Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri Acting Speaker National Assembly have condoled the sad demise of father of Chief Reporter Daily Nawa-e-Waqt Haji Nawaz Raza and Editor INP Tariq Sumair.

In their separate condolence messages to Haji Nawaz Raza and Tariq Sumair, the Speaker and Acting Speaker expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of their father.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.
 


Qasim Khan Suri To Act As Speaker, National Assembly - December 26, 2018


Islamabad:  December 26, 2018: In pursuance of the provisions of clause (3) of Article 53 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly shall act as Speaker National Assembly  w.e.f 26th December, 2018 vice Asad Qaiser, Speaker, National Assembly who has proceeded on a visit abroad.


NA Speaker And Acting Speaker Condole The Death Of Father Of Federal Minister For Religious Affairs Noor Ul Haq Qadri - December 26, 2018

Islamabad: December 26, 2018:  Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri, Acting Speaker, National Assembly have condoled the sad demise of Father of Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor Ul Haq Qadri.
 
In their separate condolence messages to Noor  Ul Haq Qadri, the Speaker and Acting Speaker expressed their heartfelt 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 courage to Noor Ul Haq Qadri and other members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.


NA Speaker and Acting Speaker condemn the murder of former Member National Assembly Mr. Ali Raza Abidi - December 26, 2018

Islamabad; December 26, 2018: Asad Qaiser Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri Acting Speaker, National Assembly have condemned the incident of firing by unknown assailant resulting assassination former Member National Assembly Mr. Ali Raza Abidi.

In their separate statements, the Speaker and Acting Speaker condemned this incident of firing and expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Mr. Ali Raza Abidi. They said that the elements involved in this incident of wanted to Sabotage peace in Karachi. The Speaker and Acting Speaker asked the Law Enforcing Agencies to arrest the miscreants involved in this heinous act and bring them to justice. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to bereaved family to bear this irreparable lose with equanimity.


Everyone Should Follow The Footsteps Of Quaid-E-Azam In Order To Earn Respect And Dignity: NA Speaker - December 24, 2018

Islamabad; 24th December 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Mr. AsadQaiser has stressed to follow the principles of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in order to make Pakistan a prosper and progressive country. In his message on the 142ndBirth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he said that Quaid-e-Azam was a great leader of 20th century and was the symbol of unity for the Muslim Ummah.

The Speaker said that history fails to offer any other parallel to what the Quaid-i-Azam achieved. He quoted the renowned historian Stanley Wolpert, who has paid a rich tribute to the Quaid. Stanley said, “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history, fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three.” 

Furthermore, the Speaker remarked that nature endowed the Quaid-i-Azam with exceptional qualities of leadership, integrity, determination and indomitable will which enabled him to defy the mighty hostile forces that had joined hands to deprive the Muslims of the Sub-Continent of their political rights and liberties. Quaid’s exemplary courage, statesmanship, lofty vision and dedication to the cause of Muslims of South Asia made it possible for us to be citizens of a free, independent and sovereign Islamic State.

Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly stated that the great Quaid was a true democrat and upholder of equality and social justice. He was a staunch believer in the values of honesty, truthfulness and sublime human values.

The Deputy Speaker mentioned that Quaid-i-Azam was a great advocate of social and economic justice. He aspired to construct a society where the rich could not exploit the poor. The nation to forge the edifice of our motherland as envisioned by the father of the Nation, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he urged.


NA Speaker And Deputy Speaker Extend Warm Felicitations To The Christian On Christmas - December 24, 2018

Islamabad: December 24, 2018;Mr. Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have extended their warm felicitations to the Christian Members of the Parliament and the Christian community on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.
 
In his message, the Speaker said that Prophet Jesus Christ was ordained by Almighty Allah to preach love, peace, tolerance and brotherhood. The Muslims deeply revere Prophet Jesus Christ as one of the great messengers of Almighty Allah, he said. The Speaker said that the Christmas day remind us the beginning of new hopes and plans for the future, resolution of conflicts, nurturing creativity and ideas; and sowing seeds of peace and cooperation for future generations.   
 
Asad Qaiser, on this happy occasion, reiterated the pledge of the Parliament and government to fully safeguard the rights and privileges enjoyed by all minorities according to the Constitution of  Pakistan and guiding principles of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
 
Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly has also extended greetings to his fellow Christian colleagues on the auspicious occasion of Christmas. He said that Jesus Christ’s eternal message of love for humanity and for the Members of all communities and fraternities still holds strength to ensure harmony and peace in the world.
 
He said that in face of the current challenging situation in the country, we should forge unity to counter the nefarious designs of the enemies. He also extended his appreciation to the Christian community for their deep sense of patriotism and dedicated services for the progress and prosperity of the country.
 


Opposition assures Speaker National Assembly its all out cooperation in enactment of Legislation and in Resolving public issues - December 21, 2018

Islamabad: December 21, 2018: Leader of the Opposition Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in his chambers at Parliament House on Friday. In the meeting both leaders have consciences on enactment of legislation and resolving the Public issues.

The Speaker congratulated Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on his election as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and expressed his confidence that under the leadership of Opposition leader the PAC will play its constitutional role more effectively. He said that the Parliament will become strengthen and process of enactment of effective legislation will possible with the formation of Standing Committees.

Asad Qaiser  said that we have to play bipartisan role for the enactment of effective legislation. He said that coordination between Government and Opposition is inevitable for promotion of Parliamentary democracy. He expressed the desire for harmony between Government and Opposition Parties and passions to tolerate each other to run the proceeding of the House smoothly. He expressed the hope that Leader of the Opposition will play his due role for smooth functioning of the House. He appreciated the positive role played by the Opposition in connection of constitution of Standing Committees.

On this occasion, the Operation Leader Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif assured the Speaker his full cooperation in enactment of legislation and thanked him for issuance of Production Order of Khawaja Saad Rafique on his request. Appreciating the role of Speaker to run the proceeding of the House above the party afflation, he said that Speaker’s neutrality has increased the dignity of the House. He further said that his party and members are admirable of your role as the Speaker of the National Assembly. He said that amicably resolving the matters pertaining to Committee is evidence of Speaker’s acumen and statesmanship.


NA Speaker And Deputy Speaker Condole The Death Of Father Of Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary Central Additional Secretary General Of Pakistan Tehreek- E- Insaf - December 20, 2018

Islamabad: December 20, 2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan have condoled the sad demise of the Father of Muhammad  Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary, Central Additional Secretary General Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). 
 
In their separate condolence messages to Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed grief and sorrow over the passing away his Father. 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.


To maintain the Dignity of the House and Ensure its smooth functioning is the joint responsibility of the Members: NA Speaker - December 20, 2018


We Will Have to Work Above The Party Line and Territorial Affiliation to Establish A Prosperous Healthy And Stable Pakistan: Says NA Speaker - December 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD: December 18, 2018: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that human development is the top priority of the incumbent Government. He said that the progress of any society depended upon the better growth of its young generation and Pakistan Tehreek Insaf has made this philosophy its manifesto to bring revolution and establish a new Pakistan. He further said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has taking the Nation into confidence on sensitive issue of stunting and gave its removal the main goal of his Government. He expressed these views while addressing the meeting of National Parliamentary Task force on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Parliament House on Tuesday.

The Speaker said that he is pleased to know that SDGs Parliamentary task force has already being working on the subject of Stunting and also hold Conference on the topic of malnutrition of the children. He said that after the passage of 18th Amendment, most of the matters regarding the SDGs have been transferred to Provincial Government. However, the federation was still responsible of those international guarantees which signed by the State of Pakistan. He said that being real representative of Parliament has right to oversight and guide the people and executive in these matters.

The Speaker stressed upon the Parliamentary Task force to promote contacts with all Provincial Assemblies including Gilgit-Baltistan. He said that he will write letters to all Provincial Assemblies Speakers and give them suggestion for Constitution of such task force in their respective Assemblies. He expressed the hope that better results will be achieved with cooperation between Federal and Provincial task forces. He said that Pakistan has the honour that its Parliament is the 1st Parliament of the world which included SDGs in its Parliamentary agenda and established up to date SDGs Secretariat in Parliament House with cooperation of United Nation Development Program. He said that we all have work together above party line for prosperous healthy and stable Pakistan.

Speaker assured all possible cooperation of National Assembly Secretariat to SDGs Parliamentary taskforce. While updating the members of Task force about Project Management Unit (PMU) in the National Assembly Secretariat he advised the member of Task Force to utilize the facilities provided in PMU. He said that he has issued direction to PMU to prepare five year strategic plan for fifteen National Assembly and a committee comprising of representatives all Parliamentary Parties in the National Assembly will also be constituted in this regards. He further said that an important chapter regarding the SDGs task force will also be a part of this strategic plan.

The convener of National Parliamentary Taskforce SDGs Mr. Riaz Fatyana highlighted the issues of malnutrition and stunting during the meeting. He stressed the need for elimination of poverty and  illiteracy to achieve SDGs agenda 2030. He also informed the meeting that SDGs Parliamentary Task force is going to be organized a national conference on SDGs in March 2019 and regional conference on SDGs in mid of October 2019.

Besides convener of National Parliamentary Task Force on SDGs the MNAs who attended the meeting were Nawabzada Shah Zain Bugtti, Ms. Kishwer Zehra, Mr. Ali Wazir, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Ms. Kanwal Shauzab, Ms. Mehnaz Akber Aziz, Ms. Shandana Gulzar Khan, Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Mr. Asad Mehmood, Mr. Faiz Ullah, Mr. Junaid Akbar, Ms. Wajiha Akram and Mr. Ramesh Lal.
 


Pakistan Fully Supports Palestinians Right Of Self Determination And Condemn Israel’s ’ Illegal Occupation On Palestine Territories: Na Deputy Speaker - December 17, 2018

Islamabad: December 17, 2018:  Deputy Speaker, National Assembly Mr. Qasim khan Suri has said that Government and people of Pakistan have great affection for Al-Quds Sharif and strongly condemned its unlawful inclusion in Israel’s territories. He said that Pakistan’s Parliament, Government and people had always condemned human rights violations in Palestine and brutal killing of innocent people of Palestine by Israel forces. According to a message received from Istanbul, Turkey, he expressed these views while addressing the 2nd Conference of the Parliamentary Association for Al-Quds’’ at Istanbul today.
           
The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan has fully supported idea for resolution of all international disputes specially Arab-Israel dispute for durable peace in Middle East. He said that Pakistan strongly condemns the decision of United State for recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel and shifting its embassy in occupied Al-Quds Sharif. He said that US decision was violation of resolutions of United Nation Security Council. He said that Pakistani Parliament while condemning the US decision of shifting its Embassy in Al-Quds Sharif has passed resolutions against this decision and expressed its commitment to stand with people of Palestine.
 
Mr. Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan always raised the Kashmir and Palestine issues at all regional and international forums and condemned the Israel’s aggression against the people of Palestine. He said that people of Pakistan expressed complete solidarity with their Palestinian brethren and condemned human rights violations in Palestine by Israel’s Armed Forces. He said that peace in Arab countries was imperative for the peace of whole world. He stressed upon the International Community to persuade US for early provision of US funds to United Nations for provision of food, education and health facilities to Palestinian refugees in occupied territories Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as suspension of US funds to United National Work and Relief Agency for Palestine had halt its operations. He urge upon Muslim Ummah to come forward to help Palestinian people who are suffering from severe human crises in occupied territories. 
 
The Deputy Speaker urged upon the participants of the meeting to play their due role to overcome the challenges being faced by the Muslim Ummah and mitigate the sufferings of Palestinian people.  He thanked the Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey for organizing the conference on important issue of Palestine and also appreciated the endeavor of president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for unity of Ummah.
 
The Parliamentary delegation of Pakistan headed by Deputy Speaker National Assembly and comprising of MNA’s  Engr. Sabir Hussain Kaim Khani and Mr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, is attending the Conference besides parliamentary delegations of 74 countries.
 


Karachi Considers As City Of Lights And Hub Of Investment: NA Speaker - December 13, 2018


Policy Dialogue with the Parliamentarians on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan - December 13, 2018

National Assembly of Pakistan – 13th December 2018

The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been observed annually around the world since 1992.  The theme for this year’s IDPD, “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” focuses on the empowering persons with disabilities for the inclusive, equitable and sustainable development envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The policy dialogue was chaired by Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser. Speaker National Assembly ensured that the bill for the protection of rights of persons with disabilities will be presented in the Assembly soon.  He also ensured that the entire building of Parliament be modified for accessibility of persons with disabilities as per universal standards of Accessibility.


MNAs of MMA call on Mr. Speaker at Parliament House - December 12, 2018


NA Speaker Initiates Contacts With Government and Opposition to Expedite The Process of Legislation - December 11, 2018

Islamabad; December 11, 2018: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has started regular contacts with Government and Opposition parties in the National Assembly to accelerate the process of Legislation. In this regard, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser presided over a meeting of leaders of the Government sides at Parliament House on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Hussain Qureshi, Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem, State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur, Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri, Chief Whip Mohammad Amir Doggar and Parliamentary Secretary Law and Justice Ms. Maleeka Ali Bukhari.

The participants of the meeting gave their suggestions for expediting the processes of legislation and make it more effective. Speaking on this occasion, Asad Qaiser said that the people have sent us to this House to solve their problems whereas legislation is the only source by which we can resolve their problems. He said that being Speaker of the House, it was his constitutional responsibility to facilitate Government and Opposition in enactment of legislation and today’s meeting with the Government side step forward in this regards.

Stressing the Minister to contacts with Opposition Parties, the Speaker said that the Government and Opposition were the beauty of democracy and it became more apparent when both sides were thinking alike for the interest of people and the progress of the country. He further said that to remove all the bottlenecks in formation of Standing Committees of the House was his top priority.

The Speaker expressed the hope that bottlenecks in formation of the Standing Committees will be ended during current Session of the National Assembly. He said that he will strive to resolve the matters pertaining to Standing Committees with mutual consultation of Government side and Opposition Parties. The participants also gave their suggestions for smooth functioning of the House during the current Session.
 


Pakistan Desires Multi-Dimensional Ties With Our Neighbours And Entire Region: Says NA Speaker - December 9, 2018

Islamabad; December 9, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser has called for greater interaction and people-to-people contact with our neighbors and entire region for the sake of peace and development. He stressed the need for new synergies of parliamentary and economic cooperation among each other.He expressed these views while talking to Dr. Hassan Rohani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Chen Zhu and Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav V. Volodin separately on the sidelines of the second Speakers’ Conference in Tehran, Iran.

While talking to the Iranian President, the Speaker said that the Pakistan enjoys close cordial relations with our brotherly neighbor, Iran. The shared sentiments of our friendship are deeply rooted in historical bonds spread over centuries of shared faith, culture, traditions and economic complementarities, he added. Recalling the recent statement of the Iranian Supreme leader in support of the Kashimiris, Asad Qaiser thanked President of Iran and Iranian government for supporting the Kashmir cause. The Kashmir problem is the long standing unresolved disputes which require resolution of problem in accordance with UN Security council resolutions, the Speaker said.

The President of Iran Dr. Hassan Rohani warmly welcomed the Pakistan’s Parliamentary delegation in Tehran and wished the safe stay in the beautiful capital of Iran. He stated that the Iran consider Pakistan as a very important brotherly neighboring Muslim country. The bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Iran have been maintained irrespective of any government in power both in Iran and Pakistan due to commonality of culture. Both of nations have deep links and it go down the long history and rich civilization. The Iranian President stressed upon the need to increase cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in the field of trade, commerce, energy and security.

While meeting with Mr. Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Asad Qaiser said that the new government in Pakistan is committed to robust and friendly relations with Afghanistan. Our two countries are inter-linked and look towards each other with considerable expectations in many areas.  The centuries old bonds and affinities of our people are the real strength of our bilateral relations and need to be leveraged effectively, the Speaker said. Further, he stressed upon increasing interactions among the Parliamentarians of both countries could contribute in building trust and improving mutual understanding.During the meeting, he said that unfortunately, security situation in Afghanistan remains a challenge. Peace and stability in Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan. We believe that Pakistan is key stakeholder and major beneficiary of peace in Afghanistan, he added.

Mr. Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga stated that terrorism was a common threat and there was a need for concerted effort to fight this menace. He expected that the conference would bear fruitful results since the Parliament, being the representative voice of people, was responsible to play a pivotal role for finding solution to all the prevailing challenges. He also said that the bilateral trade between the two countries had declined over the last few years and, therefore, there was need to enhance economic and political relations.

While meeting with the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Chen Zhu, the Speaker National Assembly said that Pakistan and China are close friends and strategic cooperative partners. We take pride in our friendship with China which is our “iron bother”. This friendship enjoys political, institutional and popular support in Pakistan, he said. He said that strategic cooperative partnership between two countries is moving from strength to strength. It is an anchor for regional peace and stability. We would like to learn from Chinese experience of development, poverty eradication and fight against corruption, the Speaker said. He expressed his pleasure on strong Government to Government contacts between Pakistan and China. However, he stressed upon need to enhance and strengthen institutional linkages between the Parliaments of two brotherly countries. He also said that Pakistan had been making significant progress in CPEC project which would play a huge role in development and prosperity of both Nations. He further informed that all political parties, provincial governments and locals had been taken on board with regard to CPEC projects.

The Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress stated that Pakistan had been doing well on economic fronts and appreciated government’s efforts for combating terrorism quite successfully. He also appreciated Pakistan’s role in maintaining peace and stability in the region. Mr. Chen Zhu stated that there was a need for enhanced socio-economic, political and security cooperation. He shared that more organizations would be interested to invest in Pakistan with advancements in CPEC.

While meeting with his Russian counterpart Mr. Vyacheslav V.Volodin, Asad Qaiser said that Pakistan desires to forge a long-term and multidimensional partnership with Russia, especially in the fields of trade, energy, defence, security, space, peaceful use of nuclear energy, culture, education and people-to-people contacts. It is heartening to see that regular interaction between the parliaments of our two countries is progressing satisfactorily. He expressed his gratitude for the consistent Russian support to Pakistan for full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) throughout the process. Such support is evident of the close friendship and cooperation between two countries on bilateral and multilateral forums.

The Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Mr. Vyacheslav V.Volodin stressed upon the need to foster people to people contacts and inter-parliamentary linkages through exchange of visits between legislatures of Pakistan and Russia. He also opined to augment trade and economic relations between two countries as there is huge potential for it.


Pakistan Underline Need For Expansion Of Friendly And Brotherly Ties With Iran: Asad Qaiser - December 8, 2018

Islamabad; December 8, 2018:   The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Iran and wants to further cement the existing relations through enhanced parliamentary cooperation between the legislatures of both the countries. He remarked that both the nations were intertwined in bonds of religion, history,  culture and their goals, friends and enemies are also the same.  He expressed these views while talking to Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Ali Larijani who met him during the sideline meeting of the 2ndSpeakers’ Conference held at Tehran. 

According to a message received from Tehran, the Speaker said that vigorous Pak-Iran relations were imperative for peace, security and prosperity in the region.  Stressing the need for enhance Parliamentary relations between both the countries, the Speaker said that regular interaction between the Parliamentarians of both countries could play an important role for promoting unity and stability in the region.  He underlined the need for further enhancing cooperation between both the countries in diverse fields for mutual benefits. Urging the need for unity among the Muslim World the Speaker said that the unity among the Muslim Countries was necessary to confront the challenges being faced by Ummah.

Asad Qaiser also expressed the hope that the 2nd Speaker Conference will play an instrumental role to promote connectivity amongst the members states and address the challenge of terrorism which is a constant threat to peace and security of the region. 
The Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Ali Larijani has said that his country also considered Pakistan as one of its brothers and wants to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations through enhancing cooperation in diverse fields. He said that ties between Pakistan and Iran were unbreakable and both the nations have always stood with each other in difficult conditions. 

He 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 and urged for comprehensive engagement of the Parliamentary committees to explore the avenues for mutual cooperation.
 


Peace, Dialogue And Interdependence Are Key Precursors of a Prospering Society: NA Speaker - December 8, 2018

Islamabad; December 8, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Iran, Russia and Turkey spanning the stretch of the Asian Continent comprise its heart and soul. Rich energy, human and natural resources; bridging important regions by our locations or sheer size; and our individual strong cultural and linguistic heritage are tremendous assets that we can put together for our collective benefit, he added. As such our countries remain central to the global developments on political, socio-economic, security and many other fronts, Asad Qaiser said.

    According to a message received from Tehran, the Speaker National Assembly was speaking at inaugural ceremony of the Second Speakers’ conference in his capacity as President of the Speakers’ conference in Tehran, Iran. He said that Pakistan had the honor of hosting the Heads of our respective Assemblies in Islamabad in December 2017 to launch this important forum. Pakistan has floated the idea of having the forum of the Speakers’ conference, he added. “A year later, the Second Speakers’ Conference in Tehran provides us another opportunity to continue the useful exchange of views on key challenges like terrorism that we all have to confront and to evolve a coordinated approach in exploiting the immense untapped potential and economic opportunities in our region” the Speaker said.   

    The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani attended the inaugural ceremony of the second Speakers’ conference as Chief Guest. The Chairman State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Mr. Vyacheslav Voldon, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Turkey Mr. Binali Yildrim, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga of Afghanistan Mr. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Mr. Chen Zhu, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China also attended the event.

    The Speaker also said that the in Pakistan, through some of the largest counter terrorism operations conducted anywhere in the world, we have turned the tide against terrorism. “The military operations, Zarb-e-Azab and Radd-ul-Fasad have been great success. Through unmatched efforts of our Law Enforcement Agencies, we have been able to clear our territory from terrorists” he said. Asad Qaiser said that the terrorist attacks and incidents of mass violence have registered a marked decline. The success of our efforts, compared to other counter terrorism efforts, despite our limited resources, is being widely recognized, he remarked.

    He further said that the location of our region has great strategic significance. However, despite enormous potential, connectivity in our region has remained low. “Unfortunately, deteriorating security situation and regional disputes have obstructed regional integration and economic prosperity. Pakistan has been strong proponent of regional connectivity and has constructively participated in all regional connectivity initiatives”, the Speaker added. He said that we are signatories to both Asian Highway and Asian Railway Network Agreements. Let us use this platform of Parliaments of the member countries to commit ourselves to working together towards a brighter and a more secure future for our region and beyond, he said.

    While concluding his speech, Speaker National Assembly transferred the Presidency of the Speakers’ conference to Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani, Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran as per agreed charter of the Speakers’ conference. He also prayed that Dr. Larijani will play proactive role in further strengthening the forum. He also ensured the all-out support of the National Assembly of Pakistan in capacity as the permanent secretariat of the conference.

 


NA Speaker Mr. Asad Qaiser Presided over an Advisory Meeting of Government Leaders - December 3, 2018


Speaker National Assembly Designates Conveners For 35 Parliamentary Friendship Groups - November 28, 2018

Islamabad; November 28, 2018: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has stressed upon the need to expand cooperation and contacts with the parliaments across the globe through the platform of Parliamentary Friendship Groups (PFGs). The process of enrollment of membership for the Parliamentary Friendship Groups began with the passage of a Resolution by the National Assembly of Pakistan on September 24, 2018 through which 91 Parliamentary Friendship Groups were reactivated.
 
The Speaker National Assembly, in his capacity as ex-officio President of these Parliamentary Friendship Groups has appointed Conveners from among the membership of these Groups to look after the day-to-day business of the Forums.The PFGs are not only meant to foster coordination with the parliaments of the 91 friendly countries but also to expand the scope of cooperation from parliament-to-parliament interaction to essential people-to-people contacts.
 
With the above objective in mind, the Speaker National Assembly has designated 12 more Conveners of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups bringing the total number of Conveners to 35. The Conveners of the remaining 56 PFGs will be appointed once the groups complete required quorum.List of Conveners for Parliamentary Friendship Groups in the 15th National Assembly of the Pakistan as follows:
 
1.         Sahibzada Sibghatullah                              Azerbaijan
2.         Mr. Mehboob Shah                                        Mayanmar
3.         Prince Muhammad Nawaz Allai                Qatar
4.         Malik Anwar Taj Advocate                           Mauritius
5.         Mr. Muhammad IqbalAfridi                         Nepal + Bhutan
6.         NawabzadaIftikhar Ahmed Khan Babar  Kuwait
7.         Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi                            Portugal
8.         Mr. RazaRabaniKhar                                  Malaysia
9.         Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah                    Morocco
10.       Mr. Zulfiqar Sattar Bachani                       Kenya
11.       Ms. Shaista Pervaiz                                   Maldives
12.       Miss Shagufta Jumani                             Nigeria
 
Earlier,the Speaker National Assembly nominated 23 Conveners of different PFGs which were Mr.Muhammad Bashir Khan (Afghanistan), Mr. Ali Zahid (Algeria), Mr.Arbab Amir Ayub (Argentina), Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb (Australia), Mr. Muhammad Aslam Bhootani (India), Agha Hassan Baloch (Bahrain), Chaudhary Mahmood Bashir Virk (Bangladesh), Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob Shaikh ( Belarus), Mr. Sher Ali Arbab (Belgium), Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada (Brazil), Mr. Sajid Khan (Brunei Darussalam), Mukhdoom Syed Sami-ul-Hassan Gillani (Bulgaria), Ms. Maleeka Bokhari (Chile), Mr. Noor Alam Khan (China), Mr. Riaz Fatyana (Cuba), Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan (Denmark), Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh (DPR Korea), Mr. Nasir Khan Musa Zai (Egypt), Ms. Shandana Gulzar Khan (European Parliament), Mr. Amjid Ali Khan (France), Sardar Ayaz Sadiq (Germany), Ms. Nusrat Wahid (Greece) and Mr. Faiz Ullah (Iran).     
 


Speaker Punjab Assembly Calls On NA Speaker - November 27, 2018

Islamabad; 27 November 2018: Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at Parliament House on Monday. The matter related to current political and economic situation in the country as well as mutual interest were also 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.

He emphasized that the parliamentary traditions and regulations must be kept in mind during the proceedings of the House. It is the collective responsibility of all the members to take care of the sanctity and respect of the house “The solution of public issues is in the strength of the parliament” 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 further said that the present government believes in empowerment and autonomy of the provinces. He stressed the regular contacts between the Provincial assemblies and National Assembly. He assured all out cooperation of the National Assembly Secretariat with Punjab Assembly in Legislation and Research sectors and capacity building of their Staff.He also informed to the Speaker Punjab Assembly regarding the steps taken for austerity measures in the secretariat.

Speaking of on the occasion, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said that Punjab Government 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 Punjab Assembly.
 
 


NA Speaker And Deputy Speaker Condemn Terrorist Attack At Chinese Consulate Karachi - November 23, 2018

In their statements, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker termed the terrorist attack at consulate of friendly country China a cowardly and shameful act of terrorism.   They said that the elements involved in such activities were the enemies of the country and wanted to sabotage exemplary friendship between Pakistan and China and peace of the country. They said that such shameful acts cannot deter our firm resolve against terrorism. They appreciated the quick response of the law enforcing agencies to foil the terrorist attack at Chinese Consulate.
 
They expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of lives of police personnel who martyred in the attack.  They sympathized with bereaved families and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the souls of martyred in eternal peace. 
 


NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker Condemn Bomb Blasts at Hangu - November 23, 2018

  Islamabad: November 23, 2018: Asad Qaiser, Speaker and Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have strongly condemned the bomb blast at Hangu causing loss of precious lives. 

 
In their statements, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker termed it a barbaric and gruesome act of terrorism and expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives. They said that the elements involved in such activities were the enemies of the humanity and wanted to sabotage peace 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.  They also prayed for early recovery of injured.
 

Opposition Leaders called on NA Speaker Mr. Asad Qaiser - November 22, 2018

قومی اسمبلی سیکریٹریٹ
پریس ریلیز
اسلام ٓباد ۲۲ نومبر ۲۰۱۸
 
سپیکر قومی اسمبلی اسد قیصر کی زیر صدارت گزشتہ شام پارلیمنٹ ہاوس میں اجلاس منعقد ہوا جس میں حکومتی وزراء اور اپوزیشن جماعتوں کے اراکین اسمبلی نے شرکت کی- اجلاس میں متفقہ طور پر یہ فیصلہ ہوا کہ اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی کی صدارت میں ایک کمیٹی تشکیل دی جائے گی جس میں ایوان میں موجود تمام جماعتوں کے رہنما شامل ہوں گے- کمیٹی اس امر کا جائزہ لیتے ہوئے اس بات کو یقینی بنائے گی کہ اجلاس کی کاروائی کے دوران کوئی بھی رکن غیر پارلیمانی رویہ اختیار نہ کرے اور پارلیمانی آداب کا خیال رکھیں- اجلاس کے دوران شرکاء نے سپیکر کو یقین دہانی کرائی کہ اس ضمن میں تمام جماعتیں ان سے بھرپور تعاون کریں گی- اجلاس میں وزیر قانون ڈاکٹر محمد فروغ نسیم، ملیکہ علی بخاری، سردار ایاز صادق، رانا ثناءاللہ، خواجہ سعد رفیق، سید نوید قمر اور رانا تنویر شامل تھے
 
محمد محسن اقبال
ڈاریکٹر میڈیا

 


Nation is proud of its brave sons like Rashid Minhas Shaheed and M. M. Alam: NA Speaker - November 20, 2018

Islamabad 20th November 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that the Pakistan Air Force is one the best Air Force of the World and it had  always played commendable role in in defence of air peripheries of the country and  nation has proud of his brave sons like Rashid Minhas Shaheed and M. M. Alam.  He expressed these views while talking to Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan who called on him at Parliament House on Tuesday.  The matters related to role of Air Force in defence of the country and its professional skill and mutual interest were discussed in the meeting.

Talking to Air Chief, the Speaker has said that the officers and personnel of Pakistan Air Force made the defence of the country invincible with their professional capabilities and got acknowledge in the world through their professionalism.  He said that in war against terrorism, the nation and Armed Forces jointly defeated the enemies of the countries and Air Force has played vital role in this war.  He said that nation is proud of its brave Armed Forces and expressed the confidence that our Armed Forces are capable to cope with any aggression against the country.  He said that our boundaries are in safe hands. Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan is a peaceful country and has no designed of aggression against any one, however, to keep minimum defence deterrence is our basic rights.  He said that all the institutions have to work together to overcome the challenges confronting by the country at the present.

The Speaker has commended the social activities of Air Force besides defence capabilities.  He expressed the desire to establish Technical University with the support of Air Force at Swabi.  He said that youth will achieve education in technical sectors with establishment of Technical University and after getting technical education the youth can play vital role in progress and prosperity of the country.  He said that due to CPEC project, the demand of the technical hands has been increased and we have to establish technical educational institutions to meet this requirement. He further said that Ghazi Brotha Lake is a beautiful tourism resort.  He said that with initiation of water sports in this lake it will become more attractive of for the tourist.  He asked the Air Chief to play his due role for water sports in Ghazi Brotha Lake.

Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan thanked the Speaker for his complimentary remarks for Pakistan Air Force.  He said that Pakistan Air Force has fully capable to response against any violation of air boundaries of the country.  He apprised the Speaker that Pakistan Air Force is striving to make innovation in the Air Force thorough latest technology.  He said that our personnel have rendered unforgettable sacrifices.  The Air Chief informed the Speaker that Air Force has expertise in technical education and in water sports.  He assured the Speaker his all-out support for establishment of Technical University in Swabi and initiation of water sports in Ghazi Brotha Lake.


Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is torch bearer and Blessing for the entire Universe: NA Speaker - November 20, 2018

Islamabad November 20, 2018:  The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that the modern world can attain true peace by emulating the principles espoused by Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). He expressed these views in his message on the eve of "Eid Milladun Nabi" being commemorated throughout the Muslim world on Wednesday.    He said that the life of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is an excellent demonstration of truthfulness, balance, justice, coexistence and compassion.

While congratulating the entire Muslim Ummah on this auspicious day, the Speaker said that Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a torch bearer and blessing for the entire universe. Underlining the impact of the life of the Holy Prophet, Asad Qaiser highlighted that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) lifted humanity from the abyss of ignorance, reformed man’s ideals, accorded him an elevated status and injected vitality into the decadent social order.

Asad Qaiser mentioned that it is a matter of pride that we are the adherents of Muhammad’s religion whose own life is embodiment of mercy and lofty moral ideals.  He reiterated that the life of the Holy Prophet is a never ending stream of guidance for all humans in all walks of life. “The legacy of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) will live on forever” he said.

The Deputy Speaker, Qasim Khan Suri in his message on this occasion said that Prophet (PBUH) revolutionized the world in a shortest time and changed every aspects of people life through his personal example and deeds.  “He articulated a comprehensive code of conduct for interpersonal relations and formulating a healthy society through his personal conduct” Deputy Speaker added.

He said that life of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is perfect example and should be followed by every individual.  He stressed that there is a solution to every problem in the teaching of our beloved Prophet (PBUH).  He said that we should get rid of all the prejudices based upon caste, creed and colour and brings happiness into the lives of people in light of last message of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).


Reactivation of Parliamentary Friendship Groups (PFGs) in National Assembly - November 20, 2018

Islamabad; November 20, 2018: After assuming the position of the Speaker National Assembly, Mr. Asad Qaiser has evinced great interest in promoting cooperation and understanding between the National Assembly of Pakistan and its counterparts across the globe. In order to promote friendly relations between Parliamentarians of Pakistan and elected representatives of the fraternity of democratic governments around the globe, the Speaker has reactivated total 91 Parliamentary Friendship Groups (PFGs). These groups have been constituted through a resolution passed by the National Assembly on 24th September, 2018.

Since 2011, the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has properly formalized this parliamentary activity to engage other parliaments and improve bilateral relations. The functions and role of PFGs is valuable instrument for promoting parliamentary diplomacy.  The rules of the parliamentary friendship groups have been devised for conducting business of the groups.

The Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan is the ex-officio President of all friendship groups. The Speaker nominates Convener of each group from amongst the members of a group to convene, coordinate and conduct day to day activities of the groups. All the Members of the National Assembly have been informed regarding reactivation of the friendship group in writing soon after passing the resolution in the House regarding groups. So far, we have received consent of 1/3 members till date and response from rest of the members is expected to be received in near future.

In light of the rules of the group as well as in his capacity as ex-officio President of all Friendship Groups,the Speaker has been pleased to nominate the Conveners of total 23 countries. The nomination of the Conveners will resume the formal activities of the friendship groups. The Conveners of the remaining groups will also be appointed once the groups complete required quorum.

List of Conveners for Parliamentary Friendship Groups in the 15th National Assembly of the Pakistan as follows:

1.      Mr. Muhammad Bashir Khan                          Afghanistan

2.      Mr. Ali Zahid                                                       Algeria

3.      Mr. Arbab Amir Ayub                                         Argentina

4.      Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb                                Australia

5.      Mr. Muhammad AslamBhootani                    India

6.      Agha Hassan Baloch                                      Bahrain

7.      ChaudharyMahmood Bashir Virk                 Bangladesh

8.      Mr. Muhammad YaqoobShaikh                     Belarus

9.      Mr. Sher Ali Arbab                                            Belgium

10.  MianRiazHussainPirzada                               Brazil

11.  Mr. Sajid Khan                                                   Brunei Darussalam

12.  Mukhdoom Syed Sami-ul-Hassan Gillani   Bulgaria

13.  Ms. MaleekaBokhari                                        Chile

14.  Mr. Noor Alam Khan                                         China

15.  Mr. RiazFatyana                                                 Cuba

16.  Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan                        Denmark

17.  Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh                               DPR Korea

18.  Mr. Nasir Khan Musa Zai                                Egypt

19.  Ms. ShandanaGulzar Khan                           European Parliament

20.  Mr. Amjid Ali Khan                                            France

21.  SardarAyazSadiq                                             Germany

22.  Ms. Nusrat Wahid                                            Greece

23.  Mr. FaizUllah                                                     Iran   


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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