PPP leader Gilani discusses electoral reforms with NA speaker
Leader of the Opposition in Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday made a telephonic contact with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.
Electoral reforms and maintaining cordial atmosphere during the sessions of the National Assembly remained focus of discussion between the two leaders.
Asad Qaiser said that it was incumbent upon the Treasury and the Opposition to uphold the sanctity of Parliament. He said that challenges being faced by the country could only be resolved through mutual cooperation beyond party politics. He said that government and the opposition have a pivotal role to play in legislation in the public interest. He said that he had always run the proceedings of the House with neutrality and strictly in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly.
The Speaker NA reiterated that bringing transparency in the electoral process was need of the hour. He said that he had written letters to all the leaders of the opposition parties for nominating their leaders members for the Parliamentary Committee. He hoped that the opposition would nominate its members at the earliest so that the parliamentary committee could begin its work.
Leader of the Opposition in Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani said that Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) believes in parliamentary politics and was determined to play its positive role for electoral reforms. He informed that Pakistan People’s Party assures cooperation in smooth conduct of proceedings of the House therefore Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has appointed Syed Naveed Qamar as Focal Person in that regard. He agreed that the Electoral reforms were necessary.