ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Tuesday said that Pakistan was focusing how to tackle terrorism in the region and how to connect with each other.
For this purpose, National Assembly of Pakistan is planning to host a conference in December 2017 and the Speakers from China, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan will attend the conference, said a press release issued here Tuesday.
He was talking to the delegation of Balochistan Assembly headed by Speaker Ms. Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani. Members Provincial Assembly and the senior officers were also present in the meeting.
He said that terrorism and extremism was now an international issue and this was the right time to fight against this menace collectively.
Balochistan was also the victim of terrorism, he said adding “We are committed to identify our enemy who spoil peace and harmony. That day is not far when we will root out these evils very soon.”
The Speaker said that development and prosperity in Balochistan was the priority of the present democratic set up.
He stressed the need for closer liaison between the democratic institutions for strengthening democratic process in the country. He assured all out support of National Assembly Secretariat and PIPS in the fields of research, legislation and training for capacity building of members and staff of Balochistan Assembly.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq shared his experiences with the delegation about the working and functioning of the National Assembly and its Standing Committees.
He also informed regarding the steps taken for austerity measures in the secretariat while adopting the electrification requirements through solar energy and establishing paperless office.
At this moment Speaker also informed them about the introduction of subject/course on Parliamentary Practices and Legislative Drafting in universities and educational institution all over the country.
The Speaker Balochistan Assembly thanked the Speaker National Assembly for his kind remarks and agreed with the Speaker for closer cooperation between the legislatures of the country. She appreciated the steps taken by the government for development and peace in the Balochistan.
She also appreciated the training programs initiated at PIPS for capacity building of members and staff of the Democratic Institutions and expressed the hope that these training would be helpful for better legislation and strengthening of democratic institutions in the country.—APP