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The Sitting of the National Assembly has been adjourned to meet again on Wednesday, the 26th September, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
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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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