Ayaz Saddiq angered over continuous absence of ministers in NA

Friday 17 March 2017 1 month ago 30   Islamabad   Print

Speaker NA Ayaz Saddiq-File Photo

Report  Web desk : ISLAMABAD: Speaker Ayaz Sadiq became angry during the National Assembly session on Friday due to continuous absence of ministers. He expressed his temper by complaining about the absence of ministers as well as the parliamentary secretary. Law Minister Zahid Hamid and Aftab Sheikh were summoned to appear in National Assembly by Ayaz Sadiq. The Speaker wasn’t impressed by the delay and complained about ministers’ absence from the National Assembly sessions. He went as far as to warn Tariq Fazal Chaudhry that he would have to make salary cuts if the minister remained absent from the sessions. Ayaz Sadiq asked Sheikh Aftab to contact the Senate in order to formulate a different agenda. He also gave warning to Minister of Parliamentary Affairs over absence from the sessions in National Assembly. Sheikh Aftab quickly returned to the National Assembly and told that he had to address the Speaker’s orders, thus leaving the parliamentarians in splits. On the other hand, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique cleared his position on the matter by saying that the ministers had to attend sessions of both houses of parliament, adding that they received complains if they miss sessions from upper or lower house. 02