Lawmakers Urge Steps Towards Welfare, Development of Pakistan

Tue May 14 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The lawmakers in the National Assembly on Tuesday urged for setting aside political differences and taking measures towards welfare, development, and progress of Pakistan.

Speaking in the National Assembly, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Sharmila Farooqi urged political parties to bury politics of hate and confrontation, focusing instead on the welfare of the masses and the uplift of the nation.

She said that it was the responsibility of elected representatives to demonstrate unity and address the problems affecting the people.

Ali Muhammad Khan, leader of the Sunni Ittehad Council, said his party was not against the dialogue.

He said that political parties must prioritize decisions that promote Pakistan’s development.

He urged the political leadership to set aside differences and focus on resolving the public’s issues promptly.

Farooq Sattar from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) questioned governance in Sindh, urging the provincial government to take steps to improve law and order in Karachi.

He requested the prime minister’s attention towards development initiatives and the establishment of a modern transport system.

Sattar advocated for the implementation of universal education programmes and the improvement of the healthcare system in the province, urging political parties to unite in their efforts for the welfare of the country.

PPP Lawmaker Praises President Zardari’s Address

PPP Abdul Qadir Patel praised President Asif Ali Zardari’s recent address to the joint sitting of parliament, describing it as a beacon of light capable of resolving the challenges faced by the nation.

Patel expressed disappointment at opposition claims that the address was merely “copy and paste,” asserting that it comprehensively covered critical issues such as ties with neighboring countries, the Kashmir and Palestine disputes, unemployment, inflation, continuity of democracy, reconciliation, rule of law, and the supremacy of Parliament.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Hanif Abbasi held Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) responsible for the riots that occurred on May 9, 2023, demanding strict action against the perpetrators.

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