Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq says during the last five years of its tenure the National Assembly passed highest number of Laws.
Addressing reception hosted by the Parliamentary Reporters Association in honour of the Speaker in Islamabad today, he said that 136 Laws were passed out of them 49 Laws were very significant importance such as Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Act, Election Act, Right to Access to Information Act, The Public Interest Disclosure Act, The Witness Protection and Security and Benefit Act and Hindu Marriage Act.
He said that the present Assembly also passed four Constitutional Acts two of them were regarding Counter Terrorism Efforts and two for improving the Electoral System of Pakistan.
He said that first time in the history of National Assembly seven Bills were passed in the Joint Sitting out of which four were Private Member Bills. He also highlighted that 16 Private Members Bills became laws during the tenure of incumbent Assembly.
He said that all the issues of National Importance were came under discussion in the House and Opposition was provided full opportunities to give its view point on these issues. He said that current National Assembly has also distinction to pass Six Budget during its tenure.
The Speaker has said that Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor have been constituted.
He said that performance of the Standing Committees remained tremendous and out of 34 Standing Committees the 10 were headed by the Opposition.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that to enhancing the working and performance of the National Assembly various initiatives, including formation of Strategic Plan Establishment of Legislative Council, introduction of Parliamentary Studies Programme in top universities of the country, conducting in house on job training of Secretariat staff have been taken during the tenure of the present Assembly.
He said that Pakistan Parliament was the first Parliament in the World to have its fully functional Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat.
He said that it is also a matter of honour that Parliament of Pakistan is first ever in the world to Go Green by shifting completely on the Solar Energy.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that first ever energy audit of Parliament House was conducted during this tenure which enable us to explore alternative sources of energy.
The Speaker said that he raised the Kashmir issue on every international forum and succeed to get three unanimous resolutions on Kashmir passed from the Parliamentary Union of Islamic countries.
He said that both Houses of the Parliament of Pakistan have passed more than half a dozen resolutions to strongly denounce the reprehensible acts of unprecedented state terrorism and violation of Human Rights by Indian forces in the occupied Valley.
The Speaker said that to highlight positive image of Pakistan in the World, 88 Parliamentary Friendship Groups have been formulated in the National Assembly with sisters parliaments around the World.