ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Thursday thanked the leader of the opposition, treasury and opposition parliamentarians, assembly staff, head of various committees, chief whips and others for extending cooperation to him during the last five years.
Speaking in the National Assembly, he thanked media persons for playing a valuable role in enhancing the positive role of Parliament. He said his five years’ tenure is being ended in cooperation with opposition despite their political compulsions.
He thanked non-Muslims members for playing a positive role in Parliament. Certificates were distributed among all members of the National Assembly in the House on behalf of the Speaker.
While shields would also be distributed among the parliamentary leaders of various political parties on behalf of the speaker.
Parliamentary leaders jointly presented a certificate to Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi presented shields to parliamentary leaders. The speaker said the current National Assembly has passed maximum number of 187 bills during its tenure from 2013-18 including 57 new laws, 06 finance acts, 05 constitution amendments,03 amendments (repeal) and 82 amendments were made in existing laws.
He said for the first time 07 acts were passed in joint sitting whereas 30 private bills became laws during the tenure of this assembly.
The National Assembly of 1977 had passed 21 bills. National Assembly of 1988 had passed 47 bills.
The NA of 1990 had passed 13 bills. The NA of 1993 had passed 60 bills. The National Assembly of 1996 had passed 54 bills.NA of 1999 had passed 51 laws.NA of 2007 had passed 38 bills.NA of 2008-2013 had passed 97 laws.
Meanwhile, the House today passed “The President’s Salary, Allowance and Privileges (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The bill was moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab.