National Assembly Speaker, Ayaz Sadiq, held an interactive session with the students at the Kinnaird College University, enlightening them about the parliamentary affairs and the proceedings of the parliament.
A small seminar was held Thursday to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people which was named “We stand with the Kashmiris.” The speaker gave the students a detailed lecture on the rules and regulations of the parliament and the duties and responsibilities of the speaker, along with other members of the lower house. He appreciated the role of women in the parliament and stated that almost 50 per cent of the affairs had women’s participation.
He discussed in detail about the procedure of election of the speaker and the deputy speaker. He invited the students of the college to visit the parliament in order to watch the proceedings and also offered them internship. He informed that already 50 internees from various educational institutions of Pakistan were doing their internship in the parliament—an activity which he started.
Ayaz briefed the students about the changes that were brought in the parliament during his tenure as speaker. He said that as the speaker has a responsibility to remain unbiased during the proceedings, he is often criticised by his party members for giving extra time to the opposition. He told the students the official proceedings should have harmony among the members and that’s why a speaker’s role was so crucial.
Furthermore, he said that his efforts had borne fruits of making the parliament working green, and now the energy generated for the National Assembly would be produced through solar energy.
Later, there was an interactive question-answer session between the students and the speaker, where the students asked questions regarding the attendance of the members and also on the Kashmir committee.