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NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri to Chair Coordination Committee on issues related to NADRA - November 26, 2021

 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SECRETARIAT

(Directorate General of Media)
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PRESS RELEASE
 
NA DEPUTY SPEAKER QASIM SURI TO CHAIR COORDINATION 
COMMITTEE ON ISSUES RELATED TO NADRA
 
Islamabad: November 26, 2021: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri will head a Coordination Committee to look into the issues raised by Parliamentarians related to National Database Registration Authority (NADRA). 
 
The Committee has been constituted by Prime Minister of Pakistan on issues invariably raised by Parliamentarians related to National Data Base Registration Authority (NADRA ). A formal intimation has been sent to all concerned by the Prime Minister’s Office.
 
The ToRs of the Coordination Committee includes the issue of Blocked CNICs and any other collective Issues in that regard. 
 
The coordination Committee comprise of MNAs; Sardar Muhammad Israr Tareen, Mr. Khurram Shahzad, Mr. Niaz Ahmed Jakhar, Mr. Muhammad Alamgir Khan, Mr. Gul Dad Khan and  Mr. Mehboob Shah.

Parliament Of Pakistan A Symbol Of National Unity And Integrity: Na Deputy Speaker; Parliament Of Pakistan: An Absolute Protector Of Fundamental Human Rights - November 23, 2021

Islamabad: 22nd  November 2021; While addressing to participants of 8th National Balochistan Workshop in the Parliament House today, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Parliament of Pakistan is a symbol of National unity and Integrity. He said that the Parliament is a plateform that ensures provision of basic human rights to all irrespective of caste, religion and creed. He said that Parliament legislates for progress and prosperity of the country and incumbent  parliament took lead in this regard. He said that it is imperative to legislate for the welfare of marginalized segments of the society for their mainstreaming. He was addressing the participants of 8th National Workshop Balochistan in Parliament House today.
Deputy Speaker welcomed all participants and said that such kinds of workshop are vital to have interaction with one another as this workshop has diverse representation from all walks of life.

Deputy Speaker Qasim khan Suri briefed the participants about important  legislative   achievements of the incumbent National Assembly. He mentioned that this Assembly  took special care of marginalized segments of the society especially women, children, Persons with Disabilities, Senior citizen and Minorities. He said that this parliament achieved historic milestones in the form of enacting laws to protect children and women to especially  at work places.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that this country was created on the name of Islam. He said that the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan ensures provision of fundamental rights to all. He said that Pakistan has achieved the capability of atomic bomb and also appreciated the role of brave Pakistan Army for defending this country. He  briefed achievements of the incumbent government in spite of challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the National Assembly has enacted 112 laws till date in the best interest of the nation and her masses. He said that near 40 bills have been passed recently like FATF bill, Women Inheritance Bill.

Deputy Speaker also mentioned that Pakistan is facing lot of challenges like corruption, economic depression, unemployment and incumbent government policies have started to get results now. He said that it is first time in 17 years that cuurent account deficit is now in surplus.  

While mentioning the importance of Foreign Policy dimensions of the incumbent  government, he said that it is the right of Afghan people to form their government. He also remarked that  Prime Minister of Pakistan made it starkingly clear that Pakistan would not allow any country to use her land for aggression against any other country. He also remarked that Pakistani Parliament always takes special initiatives to highlight atrocities on Innocent Kashmiries and Palestinian. He said that Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan has taken bold step at every forum to tackle Islamophobiac trends.He said that Parliament is cognizant of its responsibilities to legislate to meet future needs.
The Participants of the workshop expressed their gratitude  for enlightening them about role of parliament  and  National Assembly in Pakistan. The participants expresses their gratitude to deputy speaker NA. During a question answer session Deputy Speaker replied that Sahit card is for whole Pakistan. He said that health is now a provincial subject and he stressed that Sindh government should also adopt Sahit card. While replying to a question about protecting the right of Opposition in Parliament as it is first time that current  budget session debate lasted longer than hundred hours and opposition was given more time than treasuery benches. In response to another question Deputy Speaker mentioned about Health cards policy especially for the downtrodden segment of the society. He said that encourage to build new hospitals are now a policy priority of incumbent government and all kinds of taxation have been waived off on the import of hospital Machinery. He said that Ihsas programme has been successful and over one crore families were beneficiary of this programme during peak of COVID-19. He also mentioned about Sahit card intitaive of this government so that all can get basic health care facilities. He said that Incumbent government introduced Single National Curriculum to bring national unity. He said that Education is fundamental right of each and SNC would eliminate aperthied in Education system.

While responding to a question about issues of Balochistan university professor, he said that quality education need to be ensured as southern Balochistan has been given 610 billion rupee Budget. Later on, Participants visited the National Assembly Hall and Mementos were also exchanged after the briefing.

 


Ensuring Child Rights And Child Protection Vital For Bright Future Of Our Nation: NA Deputy Speaker - November 23, 2021

Islamabad:18th November 2021; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri that research based legislation is the best possible policy intervention to bring reforms and realizing the dream of social welfare objectives. He said that willingness, preparedness and prioritizing the goals are pre-requisites for Young Parliamentarians to have informed Policy initiatives for ensuring child rights and child protection in the country. He said that Pakistani children have the capabilities and potential to change the fate of this country. He expressed these views while witnessing a Signing Ceremony of MoU among Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPs) and National Commission on the Rights of Child (NCRC) on “Legal Framework for Child Rights and Child Protection in Pakistan” in Parliament House today.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that children are vulnerable part of our population and they need special care of the society. He said that incumbent Parliament is fully cognizant of this fact and have passed number of legislation for protection of child rights. Secretary YPF Uzma Riaz said that initiatives of YPF, PIPS and NCRC to ensure protection of child and ensuring all fundamental rights for their growth. The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by MNA Uzma Riaz, Chairperson NCRC and Representative of PIPS.
 


Artificial Intelligence is a Reality: Using it for National Development is need of Hour: NA Deputy Speaker - November 23, 2021

 

Islamabad, November 23, 2021: Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that artificial intelligence has become a reality and at present all the businesses in the world are taking full advantage of this technology. He said that Development in the world at the moment depends on how quickly a nation adapts to the changes taking place in the world. He expressed these views while addressing a seminar on "Artificial Intelligence: a Reality in the World Today" at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Aird Agriculture University, Rawalpindi today.

Deputy Speaker said that the Pakistani nation is one of the most intelligent nations in the world and our youth have proved their mettle all over the world. He said that more than 50% of our population consists of youth. The challenges facing the country can be overcome by providing better facilities and modern knowledge to our youth.

He said that by adopting artificial intelligence, China has set a new example of development and prosperity. He said that more than 600,000 unqualified persons were removed from the list of deserving people through these low support programs using the same technology. He said that these initiatives of the government were appreciated all over the world.
He  congratulated the Vice Chancellor Pir Mehr Ali Shah Aird Agriculture University Dr. Qamar Al-Zaman and other members of his team (PAMS) on the Silver Jubilee of Aird Agriculture University and appreciated the organization of seminar on the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. He assured all possible cooperation from his side for the promotion of artificial intelligence. Speaking on the occasion, other speakers highlighted the importance and usefulness of artificial intelligence and said that it was important to acquaint the youth with this technology for development.


Higher education vital for Socio-economic progress of the country: NA Deputy Speaker - October 24, 2021

 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SECRETARIAT

 
Directorate General of  Media 
 
Press Release
 
*Higher education vital for Socio-economic progress of the country: NA Deputy Speaker* 
 
Islamabad : 23rd October 2021;  Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that education and Knowledge can change the fate a every nation. He said that campus of   university of Lahore has   IBADAT university after struggle of Twenty Five years . He said that knowledge is fundamental to  teaching of Islam.He said that the very first revealed in Islam is ' IQRA' which signifies the importance of Education in Islam. He  expressed these views while addressing the launching ceremony of the Ibadat International University Islamabad (IIUI) today in Islamabad.
 
While congratulating the management of IIUI for  their struggle of 25 years to covert university of Lahore Campus into a  university , he expressed the hope that this university would provide a place where our young generation would be trained as per teaching of Islam. He also said that  the incumbent government introduced Single National Curriculum (SNC) so that national integrity be achieved. He also said that SNC would train our youth for fulfilling the national goals. He said that IBADAT university Islamabad would be a milestone in higher education sector.
 
Vice Chancellor MA Rauf The Ibadat International University Islamabad ( IIUI ) said that this university is the result of struggle of 25 years. He appreciated the role of Parliamentarians and all academia & intelligentsia for establishment of this university. the launching ceremony was attended by Senator Mushahad Hussain Syed , MNA Mr.Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Leader of Opposition in Senate Syed Yousif Raza Gillani, and large number of Reseasrch Scholars and intellegentia.

People To People Contact Vital For Strengthening Relations Between Iraq And Pakistan: NA Deputy Speaker - October 14, 2021

Islamabad: 14th October 2021:  Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri  has said that Iraq and Pakistan enjoy cordial relations based upon common religion and cultural values. He said that Parliament to Parliament contacts of both countries would enhance relations between both nations. He expressed these views during his meeting with Ambassador of Republic of Iraq Mr.Hamed Abbas Lufta  who called on him in the Parliament House today.
 
Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri  said that Pakistan is a safe destination for investment in the field of Energy, Trade and Information Technology. He appreciated the proposed project of Iraqi Government for utilizing Pakistani refineries for their crude oil. He also thanked the Iraqi government for supporting hundreds of Pakistani workers who are in Iraq. He also applauded the courage and resilience of Iraqi people to face hardships and hard times.  He also said that both countries have great opportunity to explore in the sectors of trade, business and mutual contact.
 
Ambassador of Republic of Iraq  Mr.Hamed Abbas Lufta said that Pakistan and Iraq have great opportunities in terms of bilateral cooperation in fields of  energy , transport, trade and business. He also appreciated Pakistan role for regional connectivity and peace. He said that Iraq values high its ties with Pakistan and is looking forward more cooperation in terms of trade and business.


Realizing Youth Potential Would Help Pakistan Achieve Socio-Economic Development: NA Deputy Speaker - October 13, 2021

Present Government Committed To Generate An Educated Workforce, Build Empathy And Tolerance And Rapidly Improve Pakistan’s Positioning In The Global Market:  NA Deputy Speaker

Islamabad  13th October 2021: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that  young people are Pakistan’s greatest asset and utilizing this potential appropriately would help achieve socio-economic development of the country. He said that the aforesaid objective could only be realized through providing access to high-quality education and skill development in the country. He expressed these views while addressing the event of "Gen-D Nurturing the Digital Pakistan" organized by The Millennium Universal College (TMUC) today in Islamabad.  

Addressing the Seminar, he said that the Government is fully committed to the cause and aims to generate an educated workforce, build empathy and tolerance and rapidly improve Pakistan’s positioning in the global market.  He said that a substantial allocation of Rs.160 million had been made as an investment in our youth’s development through the Knowledge Economy. He said Pakistan is on Fast track of digitalization and soon Pakistan would lead in the field of digitalization.
 


Minorities’ Contribution For Development Of Pakistan Is Praiseworthy: NA Deputy Speaker - October 13, 2021

Islamabad: 13th October 2021; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said Minorities are a vital part of the Pakistani community and their contribution for progress and prosperity of the country is praise worthy. He said  that  the Parliament and government is fully cognizant of its responsibility to safeguard the rights and privileges enjoyed by all minorities according to the Constitution of Pakistan and guiding principles of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He expressed these while talking to delegation National Lobbying group for Minorities’ Rights in Parliament House today.

Mr.Krishan Sharma Head of Delegation apprised Deputy Speaker NA about issues and challenges faced by minority community in the country. The delegation also requested to ensure 5 percent job quota  for minorities. They also demanded for early approval of legislation regarding Christian marriage and Divorce Act.  The delegation was comprised of Huqooq Gul, Rommana Bashir, Bishapa Kumari and Nakar Soddo. They thanked the Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri and appreciated the initiatives for safeguarding the rights of Minorities in the country.
 


Provision of fundamental rights to each child ensure bright future of every society: NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri - October 5, 2021

Islamabad: 5th October 2021; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that children in our society need our protection and care especially the children of those who live below poverty line need more care and attention. He said that the best model to follow to treat our children was presented by our last Holy Prophet Peace be upon him who always treated children with care and kindness. He said that provision of basic rights like education, health and security is the right of each child. He also said that children in our society are facing a lot of socio-economic challenges like all other countries of the world.  He also said that implementation of Single National Curriculum across the country would eliminate apartheid in education system of our country. He expressed these views while addressing the “Strategic Planning Consultative Workshop” organized by National Commission on the Rights of Children (NCRC) in Islamabad today.
While mentioning the initiative of the incumbent government for establishment of NCRC , Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that there is  a need to empower NCRC  as this commission can play a role of bridge to coordinate in the uniformity of policies to protect children across the country. He said that parliament is fully cognizant of challenges faced by children in our society as it has enacted legislation like Zanaib Alert, Response and Recovery ACT 2020 to protect our children from all kinds of harassment. He also said that it is our collective responsibility to ensure provision of basic rights to all children, especially the destitute and needy ones.  He also said that this government has started to incentivize the parents in terms of Monthly grants for enrolling their children in schools as this step would lessen the number of 25 Million out of school children.
Chairperson NCRC Ms. Afshan Tehseen briefed the participants about basics of NCRC and  about challenges faced by children in our society. She said that NCRC would continue to work and guide all concerned departments to make policies for protection of our children. She expressed her gratitude to Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri for gracing this event.
 


Ensuring justice for all Imperative for Realization the Dream of Democratic Islamic Welfare State: NA Deputy Speaker - September 30, 2021

 National Assembly Secretariat
(Directorate General of Media)
Press Release

ENSURING JUSTICE FOR ALL IMPERATIVE  FOR REALIZATION THE DREAM OF DEMOCRATIC ISLAMIC WELFARE STATE: NA DEPUTY SPEAKER

Islamabad: 30th September 2021; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that the incumbent PTI government is the result of ideology of provision of justice as no society can progress without establishing socio-economic justice. He said that introducing Single National Curriculum (SNC) is the right step to eliminate differences in education syllabus. He also said that the best model to be followed is the Last  Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) and Seerat-e-Nabi have  been introduced in the SNC to train our future generation on the principles of Islam. He expressed these views while addressing the participants of three days workshop on “Democratic Transition in Muslim world: Challenges and Opportunities” organized by International Research Council for Religious Affairs (IRCRA) in Islamabad today.

Deputy Speaker Said that Parliament always seeks suggestion of Islamic Ideological council (IIC) whenever introducing any legislation related with religious matter and he appreciated the positive role of IIC in this regard. He said that creation of Pakistan is the result of ideological struggle of the Muslims of Sub-continent. He said that our founding fathers Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah struggled for a country where everyone can lead life according his faith. He said that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and abhors all manifestations of extremism and discrimination.

While talking about challenge of Islam-phobia especially in the western world, he stressed on the need of propagating the message of Peace . He also said that Pakistan always desires to have peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan as its neighbor and Pakistan would continue to support their Afghan brethren in this hour of need. Later on Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri distributed Certificate among the Participants of workshop.

 
Head of International Research Council for Religious Affairs Mr. Israr Madni said that the religion Islam stresses upon eliminating all kinds discrimination and it stresses upon provision equal fundamental rights for all. He also said that Islam is a religion of peace and we all need unity to propagate this message of Islam across the world.


Pakistan-China relations is based upon mutual goal of Regional Development & Prosperity: NA Deputy Speaker - September 28, 2021

Islamabad: 28th September 2021: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan-China Relation is based upon mutual goal of regional development and prosperity. He said that Pakistan can learn from their Chinese brethren’s that how they empower their challenges as they are leading their people on the path of progress and development. He said that Chinese policies in the region are based upon mutual principles of co-existence and tolerance. He expressed these views while addressing the event “Xinxiang is a Wonderful Land” hosted  by Government of Xinjiang in collaboration with  Chinese Embassy in Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in Islamabad today.

Deputy Speaker Qasim khan Suri said that relations between Pakistan and China are based upon mutual respect, trust and common interest and this 70th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between china and Pakistan prove that  our relations are getting stronger with every passing moment. He also said that there has been false propaganda against Chinese government of violation of basic rights in Xinjiang Region as he himself visited this largest province with parliamentary delegation. He also said that development and prosperity in Xingjiang regions reflected the friendly policies of Xingjiang Government in the province. He thanked the Chinese Ambassador in Paksitan Mr. Nong Rong and Xingjiang Government for organizing this event.

Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Mr. Nong Rong said that Xinjiang is on track of development as all diverse communities have freedom to lead their life’s according to their religious believes and ethnic identities. He said that some powers are propagating against china which is baseless and groundless. Minister for Religious Affairs Mr. Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri also addressed the event. Later on, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri was also interviewed by CCTV the world’s most watched news programme of China.
 


UPLIFTING THE POOR AND DEPRIVED SEGMENTS THE PRIORITY OF INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT: NA DEPUTY SPEAKER - September 9, 2021

 National Assembly Secretariat

(Directorate General of Media)

Press Release

 

*UPLIFTING THE POOR AND DEPRIVED SEGMENTS THE PRIORITY OF INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT: NA DEPUTY SPEAKER*

 

Islamabad: 9th September 2021 ; According to message received from Vienna Austria Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan attached high importance to further deepening relations with Italy. He also said that  the whole world recognized the  effectiveness of smart lockdown policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan during covid-19. While talking about efforts of the government to uplift the poor and deprived segments of the society, He also said that his Government disbursed Rs.203 Billion (USD1.23bn) to 15 million families through its “Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program”.  He expressed these views while meeting with  Roberto Fico, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies today in Vienna. 

 

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that peace and stability in Afghanistan were vital for Pakistan and the region. He  also emphasised on an inclusive government in Kabul representing all segments of Afghanistan and respect for fundamental human rights including women rights. He stated that Pakistan could not afford any further instability in Afghanistan leading to more refugees’ influx and other serious security challenges.

 

Roberto Fico, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies said that Italy attached high importance to its relations with Pakistan. He appreciated Pakistan for its facilitative role in evacuation of nationals of many countries from Afghanistan. He said that Italian government was looking forward to parliamentary delegation from Pakistan in the Pre-COP Parliamentary Meeting of Conference of Parties (COP 26) on climate change which is scheduled to be held on 8-9 October in Rome Italy.


Pakistan's strategy to tackle COVID-19 pandemic more effective and praised worldwide: NA Deputy Speaker - September 8, 2021

 National Assembly Secretariat
Directorate General of Media
Press Release

Pakistan's strategy to tackle COVID-19 pandemic more effective and praised worldwide: NA Deputy Speaker

Vienna ;8th September 2021:  Deputy Speaker National Assembly  Qasim Khan Suri said that the COVID-19 pandemic was not only
a health and economic emergency but also a crisis for democracy, human
rights, and governance that could undermine or collapse fragile
democracies. He added that Pakistan was seriously concerned on COVID-19
related negative propaganda, stereotyping and discrimination against
minorities in some regions and countries around the world. The spread of
disinformation also posed a serious threat to democracy and one of its
prime consequences is rising Islamophobia, he underlined.  He expressed these views during a Panel Discussion on “Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy” in the 5th Speakers conference organized Jointly by IPU and UNO in Vienna today.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri praised the role of the judiciary and media in Pakistan towards strengthening constitutional guarantees and promoting democratic values.

while presenting the Pakistan Citizens Portal mobile application as a best
practice for rapid and effective redressal of genuine public grievances, he said that resolving public issues through digitalization is vital for effective governance. He further elaborated that in order to comply with its international obligations, Pakistan was formulating the second phase of the National Action Plan on Human Rights for protection of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all segments of the society.

He emphasized that in order to mitigate the long-term impact of COVID-19
pandemic on democracy, there was a need for comprehensive information
collections and vibrant policy formulation through the use of modern
technology for filling the gaps and providing new avenues during the
pandemic.

The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, met Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council of Austria today in Vienna. - September 8, 2021

 Embassy of Pakistan
Vienna
Press Release

The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, met Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council of Austria today in Vienna.  

Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan attached high importance to further strengthening and deepening relations with Austria, especially in fields of education and parliamentary cooperation. He briefed about the effectiveness of the smart lockdown policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan during covid-19. He also invited Wolfgang Sobotka to visit Pakistan at his convenience.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri also urged the Austrian Speaker to ask the Austrian Government for revision of travel advisory on Pakistan as the security situation in Pakistan had been normalized. He said that it would help and encourage the Austrian corporate leaders and investors to visit Pakistan and exploit opportunities in a very investment-friendly regime.

Talking about recent developments in Afghanistan, he said that peace and stability in Afghanistan were vital for Pakistan and the region. Pakistan has extended its fullest cooperation and worked with the international community for evacuation efforts from Afghanistan. He emphasized an inclusive government in Kabul representing all segments of Afghanistan and respect for fundamental human rights including women's rights. He stated that Pakistan could not afford any further instability in Afghanistan leading to more refugees’ influx and other serious security challenges.

Wolfgang Sobotka recognized the importance of bilateral relations with Pakistan and agreed to work together to further strengthening it. He thanked Pakistan for the facilitation of the evacuation of Austrian nationals from Afghanistan. He also agreed to continue mutual cooperation with Pakistan at multilateral fora and support each other’s candidatures.

The Deputy Speaker is currently on an official visit to Austria for participation in the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.


Vienna
8 September 2021

Complex policy efforts imperative for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable human growth: Emphasises NA Deputy Speaker - September 7, 2021

Vienna: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has emphasised that sustainable development required more complex policy efforts in order to devise a common course towards environmentally sustainable and socially equitable growth without affecting human well-being. He said this during an interactive general debate on “Achieving sustainable development requires more attention on human well-being and environmental preservation than on economic growth” at the 5th World Speakers Conference being held in Vienna, Austria.

The Deputy Speaker underlined the environment friendly policies of the Government of Pakistan that will cause much effectiveness in the environment of not only Pakistan but the region as a whole. He also highlighted the “Green Economic Stimulus Initiative” of Pakistan as a part of its efforts to resiliently recover from the adverse economic impacts of the pandemic. He also informed the audience that the under the green Pakistan programme, focus was not only on planting 10 billion trees but also renewable energy resources and electric vehicles were introduced to prevent environmental degradation.

While talking about the mission of the government of Pakistan to uplift the poor and deprived segments of the society, he said that in order to uplift the vulnerable segments of the population, the Government of Pakistan disbursed Rs.203 Billion (USD1.23bn) to 15 Million families through its “Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program”.

At the conclusion of his statement, he urged the global community to adjust the path and focus of the next phase of SDGs’ implementation in a post pandemic era by transforming the world economy into one that was development-oriented and environmentally sustainable.

The Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri is currently on an official visit to Vienna for participation in the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. The event is being attended by the Speakers and Parliamentarians of more than 100 countries across the globe.


NA Deputy Speaker to lead a 3-Member Parliamentary Delegation to attend Speakers Conference in Vienna, Austria - September 6, 2021

A three-Member Parliamentary delegation led by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has embarked for Austria on an official visit. The delegation will attend the 5th World Speakers Conference to be held in Austria. The World Conference will be held on September 7 and 8, 2021 in Vienna, Austria. The conference will discuss the role of Parliamentary leadership in promoting international relations for global peace and sustainable development.

During their stay in Austria, the delegation will also meet with the Austrian Political and Parliamentary leadership to discuss various aspects of promoting Parliamentary and economic ties and further expanding bilateral relations.

Apart from Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, other members of the National Assembly who are participating in the delegation include Dr. Nafisa Shah and Ms. Saira Bano.


Free and Fair Election vital for strengthening democratic norms in the Country - August 26, 2021

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that autonomy of constitutional institutions is vital for strengthening democratic norms in the society. He said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is the most vital institution to ensure free and fair election and both opposition and government should work in consensus to make ECP more autonomous. He also remarked that legislating for free and fair election require consensus of both opposition and government. He expressed these views while interacting with newly appointed under training Election Officers in Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) who called on him in Parliament House today.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan time and again invited opposition to have consensus on legislating on election amendment bill. He said that taking support of new technologies is vital for making election procedure fairer. He said that  Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in  was exhibited in Parliament House so that public representatives can have its exposure and soon this will be exhibited for masses to get their valuable feedback.  He said that newly appointed Election officers have lot of potentials to serve in the best interest of ECP and Additional Secretary Legislation Muhammad Mushtaq briefed participants about formation of National Assembly , its standing committee and about Legislative process in detail.

Later on, the delegation of newly appointed Election officers visited the Hall of National Assembly and thanked the Deputy Speaker National Assembly for encouraging them and giving opportunity to Parliament House.


Peaceful And Prosperous Afghanistan Vital For Regional Peace And Development: NA Acting Speaker - July 30, 2021

Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said Pakistan and Germany enjoys cordial relations. He said that both countries have vast opportunities of cooperation in the field of IT , Education, Trade and Business Sector. He said that people of both nations have strong attachment with one another. He expressed these views during his meeting with German Ambassador in Pakistan Bernhard Stephan  Schlagheck  who called on him in the Parliament House today.

NA Acting Speaker Qasim Khan Suri has said that Germany can support Pakistan in the field of Auto Industry as it is advanced and more developed in Auto Industry. He said that Pakistan auto industry has lot of opportunity for investment and improvement and German companies can harness lot of benefits by investing in Pakistan. He said that German Scholarship for Pakistani Students would usher into prosperous Pakistan in this age of knowledge based economies.

NA Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said incumbent government is especially focusing development of the Balochistan Province as the development in Balochistan would usher into an era of prosperity and welfare for whole nation. He said that Special financial package has been allocated for development of the province.  He said that Balochistan is rich in natural resources and has opportunities of trade and business.

In response to a query of German Ambassador, he remarked that Pakistan always supports Peaceful Afghanistan as peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional progress and development. He also mentioned that Afghanistan did not have military solution as peaceful dialogues can only bring peace in Afghanistan.  He said that Pakistan supported independent, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan and would continue to support all such efforts. He also remarked that Indian infiltrative activities in Balochistan are an attempt to mislead the youth of the province. He said the Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan has made it principal policy to socially mainstreaming the  annoyed elements of Balochistan Province.   He also mentioned that Nawabzada Shazain Bugti was appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister to make dialogue with annoyed elements of the province and to bring them into main social stream. He also mentioned that all political parties are unanimous on national issues.

German Ambassador in Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck said that Pakistan has lot of opportunities in the field of Tourism , Auto Industry and information Communication Technology. He also said that German businessmen and industrialist have lot of interest to invest in Pakistan. He said that  Germany and Pakistan have lot of shared destinations of progress and development to traverse on.


National Assembly employees are assets for Parliament: NA Acting Speaker - July 30, 2021

Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Parliament of Pakistan is national symbol of unity and integrity and it represents the whole nation. He said that officers and officials of National Assembly Secretariat are assets and their services are pivotal for the better performance of this national institution. He expressed these views while applauding the performance of officers and officials of National Assembly Secretariat especially during the current year budget session.

NA Acting Speaker remarked that employees performance especially their dedication during current budget  session is remarkable. He said that employees' contributions to improve the performance of this national institution is inevitable. He also resolved to resolve the issues in the affairs of National Assembly Housing Scheme. He also expressed his resolve to make efforts for upgrading the Medical facilities for employees of National Assembly. He said that there is always space for improvement and employees  of this secretariat should always strive for the better service delivery.

The meeting was attended by Senior officers and officials of National Assembly Secretariat.


Baluchistan development imperative for development of the whole nation - July 29, 2021

Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that Baluchistan development and progress would ensure development of the country. He said that the current fiscal budget is public friendly and it focuses on the welfare of the common people and substantial funds has been allocated for the development of Baluchistan. He expressed these views during his meeting with Governor of Baluchistan Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha who called on him at the Parliament House today.

Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that incumbent government is especially focusing Baluchistan province and welfare of its people. He said that timely completion of CPEC related projects would ensure development and mass welfare for the common people of the province. He also said that initiatives taken by incumbent Baluchistan government would ensure long term development in the province.  He said that public friendly legislation is also must for the progress of the country.

Governor of Baluchistan Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha said that incumbent federal government policies for Baluchistan development are public friendly. He also appreciated Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim khan Suri efforts for taking special care for Baluchistan and its masses. He said that incumbent Baluchistan government is bent upon bringing positive changes in the life of people. He also remarked that socio-economic development of the province is interlinked with fully functional Gwadar deep port.

Later on, Acting Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri planted Magnolia Grandiflora in the lawn of Parliament House and inaugurated the Plantation drive of the incumbent government to make Pakistan clean and green.  He also prayed for the progress and long-lasting development of the country. Meanwhile Governor of Baluchistan Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha also planted Magnolia Grandiflora in the lawn of Parliament House.


DEPUTY SPEAKER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QASIM KHAN SURI TO ACT AS SPEAKER, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - July 27, 2021

Our Artists’ work keep alive our Memories attached with sacred sites of Medina and Mecca: NA Deputy Speaker - July 13, 2021

Islamabad 13th July, 2021; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that painting  exhibition of  our most beloved places of Medina and Mecca by renowned Ms. Rabia  Zakir  depicted the strong religious feelings of the Muslims and their attachment with the most sacred places of Medina and Mecca. He said that this work is an important contribution to revive the deep religious feelings especially in the hearts of our young generation. He said that  encouraging artists is our collective responsibility as they have an important role to play to promote soft image of the country .He expressed these views while  addressing the inaugural ceremony of A painting Exhibition “The Spiritual journey” organized by renowned Artist Ms.Rabia Zakir at the Centaurus Mall Islamabad today
He mentioned that this exhibition has reminded him his journey of Medina and Mecca. He said that the work of the Ms.Rabia Zakir would revive the memories and feelings attached with Medina and Mecca especially when many muslim brethrens and sisters cannot go to perform Hajj due to COVID-19. Mentioning the spiritual attachment of the artist he said that this work express the her  purity of ideas and love for these sacred places.  He applauded the work of Ms.Rabia Zakar and appreciated the role of Centaurus management to support in this sacred cause.  

Famous Artist Ms.Rabia Zakar and Management of the Centurus Mall expressed their gratitude  Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri for his encouragement. The Centaurus management also presented a Model of the Centaurus Mall to Deputy Speaker NA.
 


Pak-China Friendship Imperative for Regional Progress & Development. N.A Deputy Speaker - July 6, 2021

 

Pak-China Friendship imperative for regional progress and development 

Islamabad: 6th July 2021 Deputy Speaker National Assembly  Qasim Khan Suri remarked that chinese progress and development  was because of chinese  unbreakable unity as nation. He said that chinese as a nation has proved that hard work and Unity can bring revolution  in the life of Common people. He expressed  these views while addressing  the CPC and World Political Parties Summit organized by Friends of China Forum on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Islamabad today.

Deputy Speaker Qasim khan Suri remarked that chinese revolution  was because of vision of the great leader Mr.Mozai Tang. He said that this revolution  of Chinese before hundred years proved that consistency in policy always results into development  and progress.He said that hundred years of Chinese  revolution  reminds us that China has become  a world economic  and social power. 

Deputy Speaker  NA also remarked that CPEC would bring regional development  and regional prosperity. He said that relation between both countries have entered into a new phase of cooperation . He also mentioned  that one Belt One road would be beneficial to near 60 countries.

Mr.Nong Rong Chinese ambassador  in Pakistan  expressed  his gratitude  to Deputy Speaker National Assembly  for participating in this ceremony to commemorate  the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the CPC. He said that CPEC would ensure progress and development  for whole region. He remarked that china would continue to be with Pakistan  as both have friendship stronger than Himalayas and China would continue  to support  pakistan economically and politically.

 


Parliament Of Pakistan A Symbol Of National Unity And Integrity : Na Deputy Speaker Parliament Of Pakistan : An Absolute Protector Of Fundamental Human Rights - July 5, 2021

Islamabad: 5th July 2021 ; While addressing to  participants of 7th National Balochistan Workshop  in the Parliament  House today,  Deputy Speaker National Assembly  Qasim Khan Suri said that Parliament  of Pakistan is a symbol of National  unity and Integrity. He said that the Parliament is a plateform that ensures provision of basic human rights to all irrespective of caste  religion and creed . He said that Parliament  legislates for progress and prosperity of the country and incumbent  parliament  took lead in this regard.He said that  it is imperative to legislate for the welfare of marginalized segments of the society for their mainstreaming .He was addressing the  the participants of 7th National workshop in  Parliament .

Deputy Speaker  Qasim khan Suri  briefed the participants  about important  legislative   achievements of the incumbent  National Assembly. He mentioned  that this Assembly   took special care of marginalized  segments  of the society  especially  women , children , Persons with Disabilities, Senior citizen and Minorities. He said that this parliament achieved historic milestones in the form of enacting laws   to protect children and  women to especially  at work places.


Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri   briefed the participants about the economic achievements of the incumbent government in spite  of challenges posed by   COVID-19  pandemic. He said that three consecutive welfare oriented  budget were passed .He said that the  National Assembly   has enacted 91 laws till date   in the best interest of the nation  and her  masses.

Deputy Speaker  also mentioned  that federal  government  took special initiatives to bring infrastructural  development especially  in far-flung Nine  districts  of western  Balochistan. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was in the province today especially  to focus CPEC related projects  in the Balochistan. He said that in order to bring connectivity in Balochistan either work on 3300 km roads has been initiated or were in completion stage .He said that Balochistan and its masses are focus of development and progress of the present government.

While mentioning the importance of Foreign Policy dimensions of the incumbent  government  , he said that it is the right of Afghan  people to form their government . He also remarked that  Prime Minister of Pakistan made it starkingly clear that Pakistan would not allow any country to use her land for aggression against any other country .He also remarked that Pakistani Parliament always takes  special initiatives  to highlight atrocities on Innocent Kashmiries and Palestinian .He said that Parliament is cognizant of its responsibilities to legislate  to meet future needs.

The Participants of the workshop expressed their gratitude  for enlightening them about role of parliament  and  National Assembly  in Pakistan .The participants  expresses their gratitude  to deputy speaker NA. During a question  answer session Deputy  Speaker  replied that issuing  ordinances is the prerogative  of prerogative of pakistan. In response  to another question  Deputy Speaker  mentioned  about Health cards policy especially  for the downtrodden segment of the society. He said that  encourage  to build new hospitals are now a policy priority of incumbent  government and all kinds of taxation have been waived off on the import of hospital Machinery. He said that Ihsas programme has been successful and over one crore families were beneficiary of this programme during peak of COVID-19. He also. Mentioned  about Kasaan Card intitaive of  this government  so that small farmer get benefit from Government incentives. While responding  to a question  of provincial autonomy , he mentioned  that incumbent  government  strongly believes in provincial autonomy. Later on Participants visited the National Assembly  and Mementos were also exchanged after the briefing.
 


Memorundum of Understanding signed between Youth Parliament of Pakistan (YPP) , Young Parliamentary Forum(YPF) and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) - May 31, 2021

*Youth has great potential to bring Socio-Economic Development  in the Country: NA Deputy Speaker*

Islamabad : 31st May 2021 ; while witnessing a signing ceremony  of Memorundum  of Understanding between Youth Parliament of Pakistan (YPP)  , Young Parliamentary Forum(YPF) and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary  Services (PIPS) , Deputy Speaker National Assembly  Qasim Khan Suri remarked that Pakistani youth has potential  to bring socio economic  development  in the coutry. He said that the incumbent  government  is especially  focusing  on improving the plight of Youth and making them skillful. He said that despite of COVID-19 challanges the 4 percent  GDP growth  refelects the reseliece of Pakistan economy.

Chairman YPF Mr. Ibrar ul Haq termed this MOU as a window opportunity for youth.  Syed Fakhar Imaan Federal  Minister for Food security  and Research and  Members of National Assembly also witnessed the ceremony .


Proactive Role Of Youth Is Imperative For Socio-Economic Development Of The Country: Deputy Speaker NA - April 2, 2021

Islamabad: 2nd April 2021; While witnessing the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) between Young Parliamentary Forum (YPF), Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) and Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) in the Parliament House today, Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker National Assembly remarked that  the Participation of  Youth  is imperative to resolve the challenges faced by the country. He said that sustainable social development demand active youth participation. He also said that PIPS can provide an effective platform to train and capacitate the Young Parliamentarians to make their participation more meaningful especially during the proceedings of the House.

General Secretary YPF MS. Uzma Riaz said that collaboration among YPF, PIPS and SSDO would make the Participation of the Young Parliamentarians more effective. She also remarked that the inclusiveness of youth in the socio-economic development of the country is the vision of Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan. She appreciated the role of PIPS and SSDO in this regard.
 


Launch of Meaningful Participation of Women in Leadership in Pakistan - March 8, 2021

Islamabad 8th March 2021: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Secretariat of the National Assembly of Pakistan and the British Council launched the “Meaningful Participation of Women in Leadership in Pakistan” research report developed by British Council and its research partner Carnelian, as a part of the International Women’s Day 2021 celebrations today.


The event was attended by Hon. Mr. Qasim Khan Suri, Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan as Chief Guest who said “Enabling Women to avoid early marriages and promising them basic human rights, protecting them, and acquiring the education and skills they need to realize their potential, is a key priority toward 2030 and also a priority in Covid-19 crisis. Sometimes we forget that these are essential elements to be taken forward in crisis situations. Gender equality and empowering all women and girls is something that we seek to advance and if we fail acknowledge its importance, a generation will be lost and with it, our hope for sustainable development, prosperity, peace and security.”


The “Meaningful Participation of Women in Leadership in Pakistan” research investigates the social and economic implications of meaningful participation – or lack thereof – of women in leadership roles in various sectors across Pakistan. In addition to providing insight into why meaningful female leadership as opposed to perfunctory or  “tokenistic” leadership is critical to the social development and economic growth, especially for emerging economies like Pakistan, this research also sheds light on the different approaches that can assist in fostering stronger female leadership across the board and throughout their careers.
Mark Crossey Deputy Country Director British Council thanked the National Parliamentary SDGs Taskforce and SDGs Secretariat team on hosting a successful event, He further said, “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provided us with 17 development goals, but also SDG 5, which is about “Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls”, in all circumstances. This is a big win and a commitment of the international community and we must all work to achieve each of its targets by all means.”


The event was also attended by a number of SDG Taskforce Member and Chairs who participated in an engaging roundtable discussion. During the conversation Acting Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission Iona Thomas said “Education plays an important role in the protection of women’s rights. It also helps to prevent discrimination based on gender. Education increases productivity in their work. An educated woman has skills, information, talent and self-confidence that make her a better mother, employee, and resident of the country. Women constitute almost half of our population. Thus, they need equal opportunities to contribute to the development of the country.”Hon. Ms.  Shandana Gulzar Khan, MNA, Sub-Group Convener on SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Chairperson Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians the convener of the event as a signatory of the research report said “Pakistan has a number of female role models from Fatima Jinnah – one of the leading founders of Pakistan, to the Muslim world’s first female Prime Minister Sh. Benazir Bhutto, Speaker of the National Assembly Dr.Fehmida Mirza, as well as phenomenal women like Samina Khayal Baig, the first Pakistani woman to climb Everest and the Seven Summits and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy the first ever Pakistani Oscar winner to name a few. With the right interventions at the right time, we can aim to add many more to the list.”


This report showcases the many ways in which women are challenged across various sectors in Pakistan, and how one can mitigate these risks for themselves and women around them. Through a gender focused approach in all sectors; this study gathers the experiences, perceptions and practices of more than 600 men and women hailing from all over Pakistan - with varying social and economic backgrounds. The data recommends reducing caregiver burden, facilitating women at work, building the capacity of aspiring young women and showing unconditional support to your female family members or colleagues.

 


Legend Artist and high performers in electronic media are asset of the Nation: NA Deputy Speaker - February 24, 2021

Deputy  Speaker National Assembly  Qasim Khan Suri has said that Legend dramatists and Artists are the asset for this nation. He said that artists are the most sensitive  segment of society and they are harbinger  of positive change in Society. He expressed  these views while meeting delegation of Pride of Performance Holders Artists and Dramatist who called on him in the Parliament  House today.

Deputy Speaker NA said that the agenda of this government  is to bring quality change especially  in the life of our youth . He said that Pakistan  Television and Pakistan  Radio need to be brought at par with the modern techniques. He also expressed his appreciation  that this nation remained united and steadfast to tackle  the COVID-19 negative fall out. He said that these are our legend actors and dramatist whose contribution is of vital importance  to improve social values.

The Legend actor Anjum Habib expressed his gratitude  for Deputy Speaker for his special focus to improve the living standards of legend actors. The delegation was comprised of famous PTV actors A. D. Baloch, Habib Panezai, Jahan Sultana Noshaba, Najeeb Ullah Anjum, Rafique Ahmed Memon Esani, Jehanzeb Qamar, Anjum Hussain Habibi, Nadia Fayyaz, Tahir Farooq Sadequi and Yasir Arafat.
 


Peaceful Afghanistan vital for regional peace and stability: NA Deputy Speaker - October 28, 2020

Islamabad: 28th October, 2020 Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are interlinked with shared social, cultural and economic ties which date back to the centuries. He also remarked that bilateral ties between both nations can be enhanced by boosting trade and investment opportunities in both countries. He expressed these views while talking with Mr. Nissar Ahmed Ghoryani Minister for Trade and Investment of Afghanistan and Mr. Nejibullah Naseer Chairman Standing Committee of Wolsi Jirga on Health, Sports, and Youth Affairs who called on him in the Parliament House today.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan has always desire to have peaceful Afghanistan as peace in Afghanistan would ensure regional Progress and development. He also remarked that the incumbent Government of Pakistan is striving hard to enhance bilateral ties on the basis of economy and trade. He said that special Executive Committee of Pak-Afghan Friendship Group (PFG) is working under the leadership of Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser to facilitate traders on both side of the border. He remarked that liberalizing visa policy for Afghan has been the achievement of this committee. He mentioned that two days Seminar on Pakistan Afghanistan Trade & Investment Forum 2020 was also to enhance bilateral ties on the basis of trade and investment. He was also an efforts resolved that terrorist activities to sabotage this process of coordination and collaboration would not succeed.

Afghanistan Minister for Trade and Investment Nissar Ahmed Ghoryani said that Afghanistan values high its brotherly relations with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthening the existing relations. He appreciated the initiatives of Pakistan’s Parliament to bring both countries more closer. He said that both countries have vast opportunities for trade and business enhancement and close collaboration and coordination between Pakistan and Afghanistan would bring prosperity and progress for both countries.


Press Release - September 21, 2020

 
 
دنیا میں پائیدار امن کے قیام کے لیے معاشرتی  و اقتصادی نا انصافیوں  کا خاتمہ اور تنازعات کا منصفانہ حل ضروری ہے؛
ڈپٹی اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی
 
 
اسلام آباد؛ 21ستمبر 2020: ڈپٹی اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی قاسم خا ن سوری نے کہا ہے کہ اسلا م امن و سلا متی کا مذہب ہےاورانسانیت سے محبت اور حسن سلوک کا درس دیتا ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ خاتم النیبن حضورﷺنے تبلیغ اسلام میں جس عمل پر سب سے زیادہ زور دیا وہ امن اور انسانیت سے محبت ہے ۔انہوں نے کہا کہ پاکستان اسلام کے نام پر قائم ہوا  اور بانیان پا کستان نے ایک ایسی ریاست کا خواب دیکھا تھا جس میں ہر شہری کو مساوی حقوق حاصل ہوں اور کسی کا بھی استحصال نہ ہو ۔انہو ں نے ان خیالات کا اظہار پیر کے روز نیشنل ڈائیلا گ فور م کے زیر اہتما م نیشنل کونسل آف آرٹس میں عالمی یوم امن کے حوالے سے منعقدہ تقریب سے خطاب کر تے ہوئے کیا۔
 
ڈپٹی اسپیکر نے کہا کہ 2018میں جب مو جودہ حکومت اقتدار میں آئی توبھارت سمیت تما م ہمسایہ ممالک کی طرف دوستی کا ہاتھ بڑھا یا گیااور نفرتوں کو ختم کر کے تما م مسائل کو مذاکرات کے ذریعے حل کرنے کی ضرورت پر زور دیا تاہم بھارت نے ہما ری امن کی پیشکش کو ہماری کمزوری سمجھا اور جعلی ائیر سٹرائیک کا ڈرامہ رچاکر خطے کے امن کو سبوتاژ کرنے کی کوشش کی۔ انہو ں نے کہا کہ پا کستان نے بھارت کے قیدی پائلٹ کو رہا کر کے ایک پر امن ملک ہونے کا ثبوت دیا ۔انہو ں نے کہا کہ بھارت نے مقبوضہ جموں کشمیر میں گزشتہ سات دہائیوں سے زیادہ عرصے سے کشمیری  عوام کے بنیادی حقوق کو غصب کر رکھا ہے  اور مقبوضہ وادی میں انسانی حقوق کی پامالیاں زورز مرہ کا معمول بن چکا ہے ۔انہوں نے کہا کہ مقبوضہ وادی میں 8لاکھ سے زاہد فوجی مامور ہیں اور وادی کے عوام فوجی محاصرے میں کسمپرسی کی زند گی بسر کرنے پر مجبور ہیں۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ بھارت میں اقلیتوں کے ساتھ انتہائی بہیمانہ سلوک رواہ رکھا جارہا ہے اور بھارت کی موجودہ فاشسٹ حکومت بھارت میں بسنے والے دیگر مذاہب کے ماننے والوں کو طاقت کے زور پر ہندو بنانا چاہتی ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ خطے کے امن کو بھارت نے سب سے زیادہ نقصان پہنچایا ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ وزیراعظم پا کستان عمران خان کی جانب سے بھارت کے ساتھ  دوستی کا ہاتھ اس لیے بڑھایا گیا تھا کہ وہ  خطے میں پائیدار امن کے قیا م،بے روزگاری،بھوک اور افلاس کا خاتمہ چاہتے ہیں۔
 
ڈپٹی اسپیکر نے کہا کہ پاکستان دنیا میں امن چاہتا ہے۔ انہو ں نے کہا کہ پاکستان نے ہمیشہ دنیا میں قیا م امن کے لیے کوششیں کی ہیں اورخطے کے امن کے لیے  افغانستان امن مذاکرات میں کلیدی کردار ادا کر رہا ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ پاکستان میں ہر شہری کو بلا امتیاز ، رنگ و نسل اور مذہب مساوی حقوق حاصل ہیں ۔ انہوں نے نوجوانوں پر ملک کو امن کا گہوارہ بنانے کے لیے کردار ادا کرنے کی ضرورت پر زور دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ کسی بھی ملک میں  ترقی کے لیےاس میں  امن کا ہونا ناگزیر ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ بعض قوتیں پاکستان کو ترقی کرتا نہیں دیکھنا چاہتیں  اور وہ ملک کے امن کو سبوتاژ کرنے کے لیےتفرقہ بازی کو ہوا دے کر لوگوں کے دلوں میں نفرتیں پھیلانے کے لیے سرگرداں ہیں۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ ہمیں اُن قوتوں کو شکست دینے کےلیے اپنی صفوں میں اتحادو یگانگت پیدا کرنا ہو گی۔ انہوں نے ملک میں امن کے قیام کے لیے سیکیورٹی فورسسز  کی قربانیوں کو خراج تحسین  پیش کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ ہماری سیکیورٹی فورسسز نے ملک میں امن کے قیام اور دہشتگردی کے خاتمے کےلیے بے مثال قربانیاں پیش کی ہیں ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ اللہ تعالی کے نزدیک دوسروں کی غلطیوں کا معاف کرنا سب سے پسندیدہ فعل ہے اور ہمیں بحیثیت انسان ایک دوسرے کی غلطیوں کو معاف کرنا چاہیے  اس سے نفرتیں کم ہوتی ہیں اور دلوں میں ایک دوسرے کی عزت اور احترام پیدا ہوتا ہے اور معاشرہ امن کا گہوارہ بنتا ہے۔
 

 


Pakistan values high its relation with Japan: Deputy Speaker National Assembly - August 11, 2020

Islamabad: August 11, 2020: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that Pakistan values its relations with Japan and desired to further strengthening the existing retaliations through enhanced parliamentary and economic ties. He said that both countries have vast opportunities of cooperation in socio economic sector for mutual interest. He expressed these views while talking to Japan Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Kuninori Mastsuda who called on him in the parliament house on Tuesday.

While stressing on the need of Parliamentary relations between to countries Deputy Speaker mentioned that Parliaments of both the countries could play vital role in further consolidating bilateral ties. He said that   Pak- Japan Parliamentary Friendship group has been established in the National Assembly of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is a land of great opportunities of Tourism, Energy, Minerals, Fisheries and Construction industry. He also mentioned that incumbent Government is focusing on for the provision of cheap housing for the lower income strata of the society and has announced concession in this sector. He Said that Japanese investor can take benefits from these government initiatives.  He appreciated that Japanese nations is hardworking and resilient nations people who managed to be at the top of the developed nations.

He said that Pakistan has business friendly environment and Government has announced various initiative ease of doing business community. He said that Pakistani youth has expertise in the field of modern information technologies and Japanese companies dealing with technology and communication can get benefit from the skills of Pakistani Youth. He mentioned that Pakistan is peaceful country and believes in peace and Progress in the region. He said that People of Indian Occupied Kashmiriswere facing the worst kind of terrorism from the hands of Indian military and there is a need of international community to take notice of the violation of the basic rights of the Kashmiri people.

Ambassador of Japan Mr. Kuninori Mastsuda said that Japan attaches values high to its relation with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthening existing relations. He said that Japanese companies were taking keen interest in investment in Pakistan in sector of Science and Technology.   He further said   that Japanese companies related with IT industry are especially interested and is ready to invest in the skills of Youth of the country. He also condemned Chamman border explosion and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives.


Ambassador of Yemen Called on Deputy Speaker National Assembly - March 11, 2020

 

مشترکہ کو ششیں اور باہمی فیصلہ سازی مسلم اُمہ کو درپیش مسائل کے حل  کے لیے ناگزیر ہے :ڈپٹی اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی

اسلام آباد11مارچ2020: ڈپٹی اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی قاسم خان سوری نے کہا ہے کہ پاکستان اور یمن مذ ہب اور ثقافت کے انمول رشتے میں بندھے ہو ئے ہیں لہذا ایسے اقدامات اٹھائے جائیں کہ دونو ں برادر اسلامی ممالک کے درمیان تعلقات مزید مستحکم ہوں ۔انہوں نے یمن میں امن کے قیام کے لیے پاکستان کی جانب سے  عالمی فورمز خصوصاََ او آئی سی  کے پلٹ فارم پر سفارتی حمایت کے عزم اظہار کیا ۔انہوں نے ان خیالات کا اظہار یمن کےسفیر محمد موتہار الاشبی  سے ملا قات میں کیا جنہو ں نے بدھ کے روز پارلیمنٹ ہاوس میں اُن سے ملاقات کی۔

                ڈپٹی اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی نے کہا کہ پاکستا ن نے ہمیشہ یمن کے اتحاد، َخودمختاری اور علاقائی سا لمیت کی حمایت کی ہے اوریہ سلسلہ یمن میں مکمل امن و استحکام کی بحالی تک جاری رکھے گا۔انہو ں نے کہا کہ دہشت گردی کی لعنت خطے کے لیے مشترکہ خطرہ ہے اور اس خطرے پر تمام ممالک کی طرف سے مر بوط کو ششو ں کے ذریعے ہی قابو پا یا جا سکتا ہے ۔انہوں نے کشمیر میں 7ماہ سے جاری کرفیو  کے وجہ سے  انسانی المیے جنم لے چکا ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ  بین الاقوامی برادری کی کشمیر میں انسانی حقوق کی پامالی باعث تشویش ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ مسئلہ کشمیر پر اقوام متحدہ میں یمنی حمایت پر شکر گزار ہیں ۔

               یمن کے سفیر محمد موتہار الاشبی نے کہا کہ یمن پاکستان کو اپنا قریبی دوست سمجھتا ہے۔ انہو ں نے ڈپٹی اسپیکر کو یمن کے مو جو دہ حا لات سے آگا ہ کیااور یمن میں سنگین انسانی خلاف ورزیوں کی صورتحال کے متعلق تبادلہ خیا ل کیا۔یمنی سفیر نے افغانستان میں امن معاہدے میں پاکستان کے کردار کو سراہتے ہوئے کہا کہ پاکستان کی خطےمیں امن کی کاوشوں کو دنیا قدر کی نگا ہ سے دیکھتی ہےاور افغان امن معاہدے سے خطے میں  ترقی اور خوشحالی کے نئے دور کا آغاز ہو گا۔ انہوں نے کہا یمن پاکستان کے ساتھ پارلیمانی روابط کو فروغ دینے کا خواہاں ہے اور اس سلسلے میں پارلیمانی دوستی گروپس کو مزید فعال بنایا جائے گا۔ انہوں نے مسئلہ کشمیر کے پرامن حل کی حمایت کی اور اقوام متحدہ اور عالمی فورمز پر یمن کی حمایت کا یقین دلایا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ بھارتی افواج کی طرف سے مظلوم کشمیری عوام اور بھارت میں اقلیتوں خصوصاََ مسلمانوں کے ساتھ برتا جانا والا سلوک قابل مذمت ہے ۔

 


NA House and Library Committee Directs CDA to Expedite Approval of Layout Plan of Housing Society for NA Employees - March 3, 2020

      Islamabad; March 3, 2020: The Deputy Speaker, National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has directed CDA to expedite the process of approval of layout plan submitted by Federal Employees Housing Cooperative Society (FECHS) so that the possession of the plots can be handed over to the Employees of National Assembly and Senate who have deposited their hard earn savings with the Society since long.  He expressed these views while chairing the meeting of the Committee on House and Library which met under the Chairpersonship of Deputy Speaker at Parliament House, today.
 
      The President FECHS apprised the Committee that all the relevant documents for the layout plan had been submitted with CDA and upon the approval by the CDA, the development work would be initiated. He assured that possession of the plots would be handed over to the allotees within reasonable time subject approval of CDA. The Chairman, CDA assured the Committee that approval of layout plan would be accorded after scrutiny of the documents submitted by the FECHS within a week.
 
    While discussing the present state of construction of the additional block of Parliament Lodges comprising of 104-family suites and servant quarters, the Committee expressed its deep concern on the inordinate delay in completion of the said project. The Members of the Committee were of the view that that inordinate delay had increased the cost of the construction manifold. The Committee directed CDA to take measures to get the work done without further delay. The Chairman CDA said that the construction work had been delayed adding to residential problems of the Parliamentarians. He assured the Committee that hiring of consultant for the project would be completed within a month and tenders would be floated for getting the remaining work done. He requested the Committee to call representative of the Finance Division in its next meeting to discuss the impediments in release of required funds.
 
    The Committee directed the Parliament Cafeteria management to provide hygienic and quality food to the Parliamentarians, their guests, staff of the both the Secretariats and representatives of the media besides ensuring cleanliness in the premises of the Cafeteria. The Committee also directed CDA to check the seepage issues in the Parliament House and lodges besides ensuring cleanliness and provision of potable water at both the premises. The Members complained about the rodents and termite issue at Parliament Lodges. They termed the recent termite proofing a sheer wastage of public money. The Committee was apprised that necessary formalities were being carried out to get the lodges termite and rodent free.
 
         While discussing the report regarding recent fire incident in suite of a Member at Parliament Lodges, the Committee said that CDA should upgrade its fire extinguishing system to avert such incidents in future. The Committee was of the view that the servants of the Members should be extra cautious and should not place clothes or inflammable stuff near the gysers and heaters. The Director CDA apprised the Committee that the inquiry conducted into the fire incident revealed that the fire originated from a water gyser and spread to other area of the suite no.A-302. He said that damages to the suite had been accessed to the tune of Rs.3.905 million and the renovation work would be carried out. 
 
    The meeting was attended by MNAs; Ms. Aliya Kamran, Ms. Wajiha Akram, Ms. Munawara Bibi Baloch, Ms. Kishwar Zahra, Ms. Rubina Irfan, Ms. Musarrat Asif Khawaja, Ms. Romina Khurshid Alam, Ms. Mussarat Rafique Mahesar, Ms. Nasiba Channa, Ms. Shahida Rehmani, Special Invitee, Chairman CDA, Additional Secretary (A) National Assembly Secretariat and senior officer from CDA and National Assembly Secretariat.
 


The delegation of the Balochistan Committee appointed by the Prime Minister meets with the Government Committee today - February 19, 2020

The delegation of the Balochistan Committee appointed by the Prime Minister to address the reservations of its coalition partners met with the delegation of Baluchistan National party Mengal. The delegation of the government committee comprised of Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak and Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, while the delegation of Baluchistan National Party Mengal included Secretary General Baluchistan National Party Senator Dr Jahanzeb Jamaludini and Central Secretary Information And chairman standing committee on IPC Agha Hasan Baloch.

The meeting discussed six-point agenda.  Missing persons and other points besides Gwadar were discussed in the meeting.  The government team assured the BNP Mengal delegation that legislation would be done in respect of Baloch Labor and non-locals in Gawadar. It was decided that a team of legal experts from both parties would be formed to discuss legislative issues and review Gwadar Port ordinance 2002 shortly.

The government committee assured the Balochistan National Party Mangal that its reservations would be addressed soon. They were of the view that coalition parties supported the government in every difficult time and the government will take its coalition partner aboard on all issues of national importance. They committee said that Prime Minister Imran Khan formed this committee to eliminate the concerns of the coalition parties and it was in contact with all its partners.


Chairman CPEC Authority Meets Deputy Speaker National Assembly - February 18, 2020

Islamabad February 18, 2020: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri has said that CPEC was a game changer for not only Pakistan but the whole region. He said that CPEC was the key to success and prosperity of the Country specially Balochistan. The Deputy Speaker said this while talking to Lt. Gen ® Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman CPEC Authority in Parliament House, this evening.

Chairman CPEC Authority briefed the Deputy Speaker about the ongoing projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Balochistan. He said that the completion of CPEC projects would usher in socio-economic prosperity in the Country especially in Balochistan. He informed that work on Quetta-Zohb Highway was in full swing. Apprising about the ML-1 project, the Chairman informed that work on Karachi Circular Railway, Thar to Chor and Karachi to Hub Railway lines would be initiated soon.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri and Chairman CEPC Authority condemned the incident of bomb blast on Shahr-e-Iqbal and expressed distress on the loss of innocent lives. The Chairman informed that Quetta Safe City project would be initiated soon which would be helpful in keeping an eye on the activities of the miscreant.

The Deputy Speaker while appreciating the leadership of Chairman CEPC Authority, said that Gen ® Bajwa had a meritorious career in Army and had played an important role in development of Quetta while his posting as Corps Commander Southern Command. He was confident that the project would flourish under his leadership.


Press Release - February 11, 2020


اسلام آباد؛ 11فروری 2020: ڈپٹی اسپیکر قومی اسمبلی قاسم خان سوری نے کہا ہے کہ بھارت نے مقبوضہ کشمیر میں ظلم و بربریت کا بازار گرم کر رکھا ہےاور گزشتہ 190دنوں سے مقبوضہ وادی میں کرفیو نافذ کر کے معصوم شہریوں کو گھروں میں محصور کر رکھا ہے ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ اس وقت بھارت میں آرایس ایس پیروں کار کی برسرے اقتدار ہیں اور بھارت جو خود کو سیکولر اسٹیٹ کہلاتا ہے میں اقلیتیں دنیا کے کسی بھی دوسرے ملک سے زیادہ غیر محفوظ ہیں ۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ مودی سرکار کو  بھارت  میں اقلیتوں کا وجود برداشت نہیں  وہ پورے بھارت میں ہندو ازم چاہتی ہے اور اس نے بھارت کے سیکولر چہرے کو مسخ کیا ہے۔ انہوں نے ان خیالات کا اظہار معروف بین الاقوامی واکر کھرل ذادہ کثرت رائے کی  نیوزی لینڈ روانگی سے قبل الوادعی تقریب سے منگل کے روز پارلیمنٹ ہاؤس میں خطاب کرتے ہوئے کیا ۔  کھرل ذادہ رائے نیوزی لینڈ میں کشمیریوں پر ہونے والے بربریت سے آگاہی کے لیے 5مارچ سے 15مارچ تک بلینٹن سے مسجد النورکرائس چرچ تک واک کریں گے۔


Pakistan-South Africa Have Great Potential for Mutual Trade & Cooperation: Qasim Khan Suri - February 4, 2020

Islamabad; 4th February, 2020:  The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that Pakistan valued its relations with South Africa, which were based on friendship and mutual trust. He stressed the need for regular interaction between parliamentarians of both Countries adding that parliamentarians could play a pivotal role for strengthening existing bilateral relations. He expressed these views while talking to two members delegation of Republic of South Africa consisting Prince Thumbuzi Diamini and Prince Magudvulela who called on him at the Parliament House this afternoon.

While updating the members of the delegation about current situation in occupied Kashmir he said that Indian Government deprived the Kashmiri people of their legitimate right of identity by revoking Articles 370 and 35A from the Indian Constitution. He said that the worst lockdown of history has been ongoing in the entire valley for the last 183 days. The entire Kashmiri leadership was in prison and media freedom is also curtailed to suppress the voice of the Kashmiri people, he added. He further said that the people of Kashmir are compelled to live miserable life in extreme weather conditions due to ongoing lockdown in valley as they are being deprived of all basic necessities of life, including food, medicine and fuel. He said that the only option to solve the problem of Kashmir is plebiscite in the Indian occupied valley according to the UN Security Council resolutions. He appreciated South African support on Kashmir issue and said that it holds a very special important place. The Deputy Speaker also appreciated the freedom struggle of former President of South Africa Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He said Pakistani nation has great regards for Nelson Mandela who was one the greatest statesmen of the twentieth century who upheld democratic values in the African continent.

Deputy Speaker expressed the desire to further strengthen warm relations between Pakistan and South Africa by enhancing parliamentary and economic contacts. He invited South African investors to take benefit from pro-investment policies introduced by the incumbent government. He said that the volume of trade between Pakistan and South Africa was relatively low and unexplored, adding that there was a great potential for further expansion of business ties in the future.
 
The members of South African delegation said that South Africa values great importance to its relations with Pakistan. The visiting delegation expressed its support to Pakistan’s position on Kashmir issue and regretted that people of Kashmir have been made subject to such brutal repressions. Mr. Thumbuzi Diamini expressed hope that current lockdown in the Kashmir valley would end soon and the region would turn to normalcy. He also said that Pakistan is an important country in the region and their government wanted to expand its relations with Pakistan. He said that Pakistan and South Africa have enormous potential to promote economic and socio-economic cooperation. The South African delegation extended invitation to the Deputy Speaker for visiting South Africa.
 
 


DEPUTY SPEAKER QASIM KHAN SURI TO ACT AS SPEAKER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, NA SPEAKER LED PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION LEAVES FOR KSA - December 22, 2019

Islamabad, December 22, 2019: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri will act as Speaker with effect from 22nd December, 2019 till the return of Speaker Asad Qaiser who has proceeded to Saudi Arabia on an official visit.

The Deputy Speaker shall act as Speaker in pursuance of the provisions of clause (3) of Article 53 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Notification in this regard has been issued by the National Assembly Secretariat.

The Speaker Asad Qaiser has proceeded to Saudi Arabia on an official visit along-with a Parliamentary delegation. The Speaker is undertaking this visit on the invitation of Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al-Sheikh, Chairman of the Shura Council of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The delegation besides meeting with the Chairman Shura Council, will call on Khadim Al-Haramayn Al-Sharifyan and other Members of the Saudi Ruling hierarchy and Pakistani expatriates.


International Community Should Take Notice Of The State Sponsored Atrocities In Palestine And Kashmir: Deputy Speaker NA - December 19, 2019

Islamabad; December 19, 2019: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said that the people of Pakistan are deeply committed to liberation of Palestine and their hearts are beating with their Palestinian brothers. He said that Pakistan and Palestine are tied in eternal bonds of religion, history and culture. He said that Pakistan strongly condemns Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and turning them into Israeli settlements which were historically part of Palestine. He expressed these views while talking to Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan Ahmed Jawad Rabi in a meeting in Parliament House on Thursday.

The Deputy Speaker and the Ambassador discussed the current situation in Palestine and Kashmir, issues facing Ummah and other issues of mutual interest. The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan had not recognized Israel and will continue raising its voice against the Israeli atrocities in Palestine on all international and regional forums. He said that Palestinian liberation was an indigenous movement and international community should assert its pressure on Israel to accept the just demand and vacate the occupied territory. He said that Pakistan believes in settlement of all disputes through negotiations and will continue to provide moral, diplomatic support to the Palestinian people. He also apprised the Ambassador about latest situation in Kashmir and asked for extending support at international forum.

The Deputy Speaker said that the Pakistan believes in the Muslim unity and is playing its due role in the achievement of the objective. He added that Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the issues faced by the Muslim Ummah in his address to the UN General Assembly. He said that the government under the visison of Prime Minister Imran Khan was working to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state.

Palestinian Ambassador Ahmad Jawad Rabi appreciated the feelings of solidarity and goodwill for Palestine, saying that Palestine considers Pakistan a brother and trusted friend and appreciates its close relations with Pakistan. He said that the Palestinians consider Pakistan as their home and are grateful to the Pakistani people for their unwavering support for the freedom movement. He said that Pakistan is the most important country in the Islamic world and its role is commendable for the unity of the Muslim community. He said that unity and solidarity between Muslim countries is essential for resolving disputes and problems faced by the Muslim Ummah. He expressed his gratitude for giving educational opportunities to more than 50,000 Palestinian students who graduated from Pakistani universities and were contributing to the development of Palestine. He also suggested setting up of Pakistan's embassy in Palestine and urged the Pakistani media representatives to visit Palestine to observe the ground realities in Palestine.
 
 


Protection of Human Rights is essential for the development of any society: Deputy Speaker National Assembly - December 9, 2019

قومی اسمبلی سیکر ٹریٹ
پر یس ریلیز
(ڈائریکٹریٹ جنرل آف میڈیا)


انسانی حقوق کا تحفظ کسی بھی معاشرے کی ترقی کے لیے نا گزیر ہے ۔ڈپٹی سپیکر قومی اسمبلی
 

اسلا م آباد؛9دسمبر2019;ڈپٹی سپیکر قومی اسمبلی قاسم خان سوری نے کہا ہے کہ انسانی حقوق کا تحفظ کسی بھی معاشرے کی ترقی کا بنیادی ستون ہو تا ہے۔ انہو ں نے کہا کہ جس معاشرے میں لو گوں کے سما جی ومعاشی حقوق کو تحفظ حاصل ہو گا وہ معاشرہ ترقی کی منا زل تیزی سے تحہ کر ے گا ۔اور جس معاشرے میں عوام کے حقوق پا ما ل ہو نگے اور انہیں انصاف میسر نہیں ہو گا اس کی ترقی کا تصور نا ممکن ہے۔انہو ں نے ان خیا لا ت کا اظہار عالمی یو م انسانی حقوق کے سلسلے میں منعقد ہو نے والی قومی کا نفرنس برائے انسانی حقوق سے خطاب کر تے ہوئے کیا۔تقریب کا انعقاد قومی اسمبلی کی نیشنل ٹاسک فورس برائے پائیدار ترقی کے اہداف(SDGs)اور پا رلیمنٹیرین کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق کے تعاون سے کیا گیا۔
انہو ں نے کہا کہ آئین پا کستان معاشرے کے تما م طبقات کو ان کے حقوق کے تحفظ کی ضما نت فراہم کر تا ہے۔انہو ںنے کہا کہ پا کستان کی پہلی دستور ساز اسمبلی سے آ نے والی تما م اسمبلیوں نے انسانی حقوق کے تحفظ پر بہت زیا دہ زور دیا ہے۔انہو ںنے کہا کہ علا مہ محمد اقبال نے جس پا کستان کا خواب دیکھا تھا اور قائد اعظم محمد علی جنا ح نے اسے پا یا تکمیل تک پہنچایا اس کی بنیا د معاشرے کے تما م طبقات کے مساوی سما جی ومعاشی حقوق کا تحفظ تھا ۔انہو ں نے کہاکہ پا کستان تحریک انصاف کا بنیادی منشور بھی انسانی حقوق کا تحفظ ہے اور اس نے ہمیشہ ملک میں تعلیمی ،عدالتی ومعاشی انصاف کے لیے آواز اٹھا ئی ہے۔انہو ں نے کہا کہ انسانی حقوق کے حوالے سے متعدد قوانین مو جو د ہیں تا ہم ان پر سختی سے عمل درآمد کی ضرورت ہے انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ نئے چیلنجز کی وجہ سے مو جو دہ قوانین میںبہتری لا نے کی ضرورت ہے اور پا رلیمان کو اس سلسلے میںفعال کر دار ادا کرنا ہو گا۔ انہو ں نے کہا کہ بحثیت ڈپٹی سپیکر قومی اسمبلی اس سلسلے میں ہر ممکن تعاون کا یقین دلا تا ہوں ۔
ڈپٹی سپیکر نے کہا کہ ریا ست مدینہ میں جسے دنیا کی پہلی فلا حی ریا ست ہو نے کا اعزاز حاصل ہے میں انسانی حقوق کو اولین تر جیح حاصل تھی ۔انہو ں نے کہا کہ ریا ست مدینہ میںمعاشرے کے کمزور طبقو ں کو ان کا حق دیا گیا یہا ں تک کہ انسانی حقوق کے ساتھ ساتھ جانوروں کے حقوق کا بھی خیا ل رکھا گیا۔انہو ں نے کہا کہ وزیر اعظم پا کستان عمران خان نے پا کستان کو ریا ست مدینہ جیسی فلا حی ریا ست بنا نے کاجو وثر ن پیش کیا ہے اس کا بنیا دی پہلو بھی معاشرے کے تما م طبقات کے حقوق کو تحفظ فراہم کر نا اور معاشرے کے پسے ہو ئے طبقات کی فلا ح وبہبود ہے۔انہو ں نے انسانی حقوق کے تحفظ کے لیے کام کرنے والی سرکا ری و غیر سرکا ری تنظیمو ں کی کا وشوں کو سراہا انہو ں نے اس کا نفرنس کے کا میا ب انعقا د پر کا نفر نس کے منتظمین کو مبارکباد دی ۔
کا نفرنس سے قومی اسمبلی کی نیشنل ٹاسک فورس کے کنوینئر رکن قومی اسمبلی ریا ض فتیا نہ، ایگزیکٹو، ڈا ئیر یکٹر، پا ر لیمینٹری، کمیشن فار ہیو من را ئٹس، محمد شفیق چو ہدری اور دیگر مقر ر ین نے بھی خطا ب کیا اور انسانی حقو ق کے تحفظ کے حوا لے سے اپنے خیالا ت کا اظہا ر کر تے ہو ئے اس سلسلے میں عوا م میں شعور اجاگر کر نے کی ضر ور ت پر زور دیا انہو ں نے انسانی حقو ق کے مضمو ن کو نصا ب میں شامل کر نے اور اس سلسلے میں میڈیا میں بھر پو ر اگاہی مہم چلانے کی ضرورت پر بھی زور دیا۔
ڈپٹی سپیکر نے انسانی حقوق کے حوالے سے نما یا ں خدما ت سرانجا م دینے والے پا رلیمنٹیر ین اور سول سوسائیٹی کے نما ئیند وں میں ایوارڈ تقسیم کیئے۔کا نفرنس میں پا رلیمنٹیرینز ،سول سو سا ئیٹی اور میڈیا کے نما ئیندں اور نو جو انون کی بڑی تعداد نے شرکت کی ۔

(میر محمد شاہ)
سٹاف آفیسر (میڈیا)


Education is the Key to Success: Deputy Speaker NA - December 4, 2019


Special people are Valuable Assets of the society: Deputy Speaker National Assembly - December 3, 2019

خصوصی افراد معاشرے کا قیمتی اثاثہ ہیں: ڈپٹی سپیکر قومی اسمبلی

اسلام آباد، 3دسمبر 2019: ڈپٹی سپیکر قومی اسمبلی قاسم خان سوری نے کہا ہے کہ موجودہ حکومت خصوصی  طور پر اہل افراد کی فلاح و بہبود اور ترقی کے لیے بھرپور اقدامات اٹھا رہی ہے اور اس مقصد کے حصول کے لئے   ممبران  پارلیمنٹ کو بھی خصوصی طور پر اہل افراد کے مسائل کو حل کرنے  کے لئے ضصاصی توجہ دینے کا کہا گیا ہے۔ انہوں نے ان خیالات کا اظہار خصوصی افراد پر منعقد کیے جانے والی سپورٹ فیسٹیول کی تقریب کے شرکا  سے بدھ کے روز  خطاب کرتے ہوے کیا۔

ڈپٹی سپیکر نے کہا کہ خصوصی افراد معاشرے کا قیمتی اثاثہ ہیں اور اللہ تعالٰ نے انہیں بےپناہ صلاحیتوں سے نوازا ہے جن کو بروے کار لانے کی ضرورت ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ خصوصی طور پر اہل افراد کی صلاحیتوں کو نکھار کر انہیں معاشرے کا کار آمد شہری بنایا جا سکتا ہے اور وہ ملک کی تعمیر و ترقی مین بھرپور کردار ادا کر سکتے ہیں۔

ڈپٹی سپیکر نے پاکستان بلائنڈ کرکٹ ٹیم کی کارکردگی کو سراہتے ہوے کہا کہ پاکستان بلائنڈ کرکٹ ٹیم نے پوری دنیا میں ملک کا نام روشن کیا ہے اور پوری قوم کے لیے فخر کا باعث ثابت ہوئی ہے۔ انہوں نے ایسی قانون سازی لانے کی ضرورت پر زور دیا جو خصوصی افراد کو ایسے مواقع فراہم کرے جن سے وہ ملک و قوم کا نام روشن کر سکیں اور ملک کی تعمیر و ترقی میں اپنا حصہ ڈال سکیں۔

ڈپٹی سپیکر نے مزید کہا کہ پارلینمٹ میں خصوصی افراد کے مطعلق قانون سازی کا جائزہ لینے کے لئے  کمیٹی تشکیل دی جا رہی ہے۔ یہ کمیٹی خصوصی افراد کی صلاحیتوں کو اجاگر کرنے اور معاشرے میں ان کو ان کا جائز مقام دلانے کے لیے قانون سازی کرے گی۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ پارلیمان کی عمارت کو خصوصی طور پر اہل افراد کے لیے قابل رسائی بنانے کے لیے اقدامات اٹھائے جا رہے ہیں۔ انہوں نے ملک کے دیگر اداروں کی عمارتوں، سکولوں، کالجوں، یونیورسٹیوں اور ہسپتالوں سمیت  سب عمارتوں کو خصوصی افراد کے لیے قابل رسائی بنانے کی ضرورت پر زور دیا۔

قاسم خان سوری نے کہا کہ  موجودہ حکومت نے  احساس پروگرام کا آغاز کیا ہے اس کے تحت خصوصی افراد اور معاشرے کے دیگر پسے ہوے طبقات  کی سرپرستی کی جا رہی ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ خصوصی افراد ہماری توجہ کے مستحق ہیں ان  پر توجہ دے کر ہم اللہ کی خوشنودی حاصل کر سکتے ہیں اور دنیا و آ خرت میں سر خرو ہوسکتے ہیں۔انہوں نے اس تقریب کے کامیاب انعقاد پر تقریب کے منتظمین کو مبارکباد دی۔ انہوں نے خصوصی طور پر ان افراد کے ساتھ اظہار یکجہتی کا اظہار کرنے پر صحافتی برادری کے کردار کو بھی سراہا۔ ڈپٹی اسپیکر نے  صحافتی برادری کے نمائندوں اور بلاینڈ کرکٹ  ٹیم کا میچ بھی دیکھا  اور خود بھی بلاینڈ کرکٹ  ٹیم کے کھلاڑیوں کے ساتھ کرکٹ کھیلی۔



NA DEPUTY SPEAKER URGED UPON STUDENTS TO SPEND ALL THEIR ENERGIES ON THEIR STUDIES FOR THE BRIGHTER FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY - November 28, 2019

Islamabad; November 28th, 2019: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has that youth are the future of any nation. Bright future of any country relies upon them. They need to focus and spend their energies on education. He expressed these views while addressing Annual Gathering of Superior Group of College, Rawalpindi at Rawalpindi Arts Council on Thursday.

The Deputy Speaker said that present government doing its best for the promotion of education in the country and Promotion of education is the top priority of the present government and steps are been taken on emergency basis in this regard.  He said that unfortunately there are 25 million children out of school in Pakistan which is a failure for us as a nation.. He said that public and private partnership can promote and better the standard of education in the country. He also urged for special attention for Islamic education in schools. Qasim Suri appreciated KPK Government for improving the standards of education in government schools. He further added that Federal government has started projects like “Kamyab Nojawan Program”, and “Ehsas Program” for young generation and needy people.

Expressing his views on Kashmir Issue, he said that Kashmir has been locked down since 116 days. Kashmiris are suffering and the present situation of Kashmir is a big challenge for Islamic countries and World Powers. He said government of Pakistan has raised Kashmir Issue effectively on every international platform. He urged upon the youth to play their due role in highlighting the miseries of Kashmiri people.


Pak-China Exemplary Friendship Based on A Strong Foundation of Mutual Respect And Trust: Qasim Khan Suri - November 13, 2019

Islamabad, November 13, 2019: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that the exemplary friendship between Pakistan and China was based on a strong foundation of mutual respect, trust and strategic partnership. He said that Pakistan was proud of its unique friendship with China. He expressed these views while talking Chinese delegation led by Vice Chairman of Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference of China Mr. Chen Junqing, which called on him at Parliament House on Wednesday.

The Deputy Speaker said that China had always been supportive of Pakistan's stance on all issue, including Kashmir on regional and international forums. He said that India had turned the valley into an open air jail confining millions of innocent Kashmiri people. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the issue of Kashmir in the UN General Assembly, which was fully endorsed by China. He said that the close cooperation between the two brotherly countries was vital to the region's peace and development.
 
The Deputy Speaker said that China's rapid development was an example to the world. He said that China's development was the result of hard work of its nation and sincere timely decisions of its sagacious leadership. He said that the present Pakistan government was striving for the elimination of poverty from the country and the welfare of the common man. He mentioned the Pak-China Economic Corridor projects, saying that the CPEC was a game-changer for the development of the entire region and the Government of Pakistan had taken initiatives on a priority basis for early completion of the project. He appreciated China's cooperation for Pakistan's economic and social development. He said that increasing parliamentary ties could play an important role in further strengthening the friendship between the two countries. He invited Chinese investors to invest in Pakistan and benefit investment opportunities in the manufacturing, power, tourism, mineral exploration and agriculture sectors.
 
Vice Chairman of the Provincial Committee of People's Political Consultation Conference of China, Jiangxi Province, China Chen Junqing said that the relations between China and Pakistan were of a unique nature which had always successfully passed every trial. He said that the two countries have supported each other in difficult times and their bilateral relations had strengthened. He said that the CPEC project was a reflection of the unmatched friendship between the two countries and was part of the Chinese President's One Belt One Road initiative. He said that the recent visit of the delegation of the Provincial Committee of the People's Political Consultation Conference of China aimed at finding new avenues for further bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He also invited the Deputy Speaker to visit China. Later, the delegation also visited the National Assembly Hall.
 


Journalists are the mirror of any Society. Deputy Speaker NA - November 11, 2019


Those serving for the benefit of humanity are our real heroes, Qasim Khan Suri - October 24, 2019

اسلام آباد؛ 24اکتوبر ، 2019؛ ڈپٹی سپیکر قاسم خان سوری نے انسانیت کی فلاح و بہبود کے لئے کام کرنے والے افراد اور اداروں کی خدمات کو سراہتے ہوئے کہا کہ انسانیت کی فلاح کے لیے خدمات سرانجام دینے والے  ہمارے حقیقی ہیرو ہیں اُن کی خدمات کو اُجاگر کرنا قابل ستائش عمل ہے۔  انہوں نے کہا کہ ہمارا مذہب ہمیں انسانیت کی بھلائی کے لئے کام کرنے کا درس دیتا ہے۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ موجودہ حکومت عام آدمی کی فلاح و بہبود اور معاشرے کے محروم اور پسماندہ طبقات کی ترقی کے لیے کوشاں ہے اور اس سلسلے میں ترجیحی بنیادوں پر اقدامات اٹھائے جا رہے ہیں۔ انہوں نے ان خیالات کا اظہار ہیومینٹیرین سروسز ایوارڈز پاکستان 2019 کی انٹرنیشنل کانفرنس کی اختتامی تقریب سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کیا۔

 ڈپٹی سپیکر نے کہا کہ اس وقت ملک کو جن اندرونی و بیرونی خطرات کا سامنا ہے ان کا مقابلہ کرنے کے لیے ہمیں آپس کے اختلافات کو بھلا کر اپنی صفوں میں اتحاد پیدا کرنے کی ضرورت ہے انہوں نے کہا کہ اس وقت ملک ایک انتہائی نازک صورتحال سے گزر رہا ہے جس کا تقاضہ ہے کہ  ہم ہر شعبہ ہائے زندگی  میں بھرپور قومی اتحاد و یکجہتی  کامظاہرہ کریں۔  انہوں نے فلاحی اداروں کی خدمات کو سراہا ۔انہوں نے ہیومینٹیرین سروس کی جانب سے انسانی فلاح کے لیے کام کرنے والوں کی خدمات کو اجاگر کرنے کے لیے کانفرنس  کے انعقاد کو سراہا ۔انہوں نے کہا کہ وزیر اعظم پاکستان انسانیت کی خدمت پر یقین رکھتے ہیں اور شوکت خانم ہسپتال کا قیام اس کاواضح ثبوت ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ موجودہ حکومت نے وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی قیادت میں ملک کے پسماندہ اور محروم طبقات کی ترقی کے لیے متعدد منصوبوں کا اجراء کیا ہے ۔انہوں نے مخیر حضرات کو فلاحی کاموں میں بڑھ چڑھ کرحصہ لینے کا کہا۔ بعد ازاں ڈپٹی سپیکر قومی اسمبلی نے انسانیت کی فلاح و بہبود کے لئے نمایاں خدمات سرانجام دینے والوں میں ایوارڈ اور انعامات تقسیم کیے۔ ڈپٹی سپیکر نے نمائش ہیومن ٹرین سروس کی جانب سے لگائی گئی نمائش بھی دیکھی ۔انہوں نے اس طرز کی کانفرنسسز اور نمائش  کے  انعقاد کی ضرورت پر زور دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ یہ کانفرنسسز معاشرے کے مخیر حضرات کو فلاحی کاموں میں حصہ لینے کی طرف راغب کرنے میں معاون ثابت ہونگی۔ تقریب میں کاروباری حضرات ،تجارتی برادری کے نمائندوں سماجی کارکنوں، صنعتکاروں فلاحی اداروں کے نمائندوں دانشوروں،مخیرحضرات اور میڈیا کے نمائندوں نے بڑی تعداد میں شرکت کی


Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri To Act As Speaker National Assembly - September 21, 2019

Islamabad, September 21, 2019: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri will act as Speaker with effect from 21st September, 2019 till the return of Speaker Asad Qaiser who has proceeded to Kazakhstan to attend Eurasian Speakers Conference.
 
The Deputy Speaker shall act as Speaker in pursuance of the provisions of clause (3) of Article 53 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Notification in this regard has been issued by the National Assembly Secretariat.
 


Deputy Speaker National Assembly Raises Kashmir issue in SDGs Summit and Apprises the Participants about the Unconstitutional Steps and Atrocities by Indian Government on Kashmiris - September 1, 2019

Islamabad September 1, 2019: Deputy speaker  National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri while addressing the 4th South Asia SDGs speakers conference being held in Male, Maldives today raised the Kashmir issue and apprised the conference about the illegal and unconstitutional steps of Indian government and atrocities being committed on innocent Kashmiri people according to a message received from Maldives.

The deputy speaker informed the conference about the illegal annexation of state of Jammu and Kashmir through unconstitutional measures by the Indian government. He apprised the participants about the inhuman attitude meted by the Indian forces with innocent Kashmiri people including children and women. He said that the entire valley had been converted in a heavily militarised zone and people were being stopped to perform their religious obligations. He said that means of communication had been disconnected aggravating the agony of the people. He urged upon the international community to raise the Kashmir issue at appropriate level and assert pressure on India for its resolution in accordance with the UN resolutions and aspiration of Kashmiri people.

The deputy speaker stressed upon the south Asian countries to support Kashmiri people for their just struggle for self determination under the auspicious of United Nations. He reiterated Pakistan’s stance for morally and diplomatically supporting Kashmiri people. He warned that the attitude of India towards Kashmir issue was putting the peace and development in South Asia at stake.

The Indian delegation led by speaker lok Sabha protested and tried to interrupt deputy speaker speech however their attempt went unheeded and deputy speaker continued his speech and victoriously apprised the conference about the worst situation in Kashmir.
 


Government is making serious efforts for the implementation of National Language. Deputy Speaker National Assembly - August 5, 2019


NA Standing Committee on House and Library meets - August 2, 2019

EARLIEST COMPLETION OF THE PUBLIC PROJECTS TO SAVE THE WASTAGE OF PUBLIC MONEY: SAYS NA DEPUTY SPEAKAR.

PROMOTION OF NATIONAL LANGUAGE SHOULD BE OUR PRIORITY.  QASIM KHAN SURI

Islamabad: 2nd August, 2019.The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that construction of the additional family suites and servants quarters  in the Parliament’s Lodges  must be carried forward as this project was started in the 2011 and still not completed. The House and library Committee members and the chair while expressing serious reservation over the inordinate delay in constriction of this project said that the cost of the project is increasing day by day besides, the difficulties faced by the Parliamentarians due to non-completion of this project. He expressed these views while chairing the meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library at Parliament House on Friday.  

The Deputy Speaker said that Urdu language is our national language and its promotion in letter and spirit must be our priority. While emphasizing the importance of Urdu language he said that all the proceedings, notices and reports of this Standing Committee must be in Urdu language onward along with its English version. He directed the CDA and other concerned to apprise the Committee in Urdu language. He also said that it would be first initiative of this kind and it must be implemented in practice.

The Deputy Speaker also directed the CDA to take proper measures for the cleanliness and security of the Parliament Lodges. He also directed the Chairman CDA to properly follow the project of construction of Parliament Lodges and family suites as the re-tender for this project must be followed by CDA in professional manner. In order to improve the services in the Lodges he directed for reshuffling of the staff of CDA deputed in the Parliament Lodges who were deputed there for more than three years.

The committee members expressed their reservations over the presence of irrelevant individuals roaming in the parliament lodges. The chair ordered the CDA to maintain proper record of each and every individual entering in to the parliament lodges. The committee members also pointed out that the maintenance work carried out in the parliament lodges and MNAs Hostel is of substandard quality and it needs to be improved. The Deputy Speaker directed the CDA to make it essential that completion certificate regarding maintenance must be signed by the allottee of respective family suites. As per committee decision he directed to expedite the process of vacating the illegal occupied lodges and the due report must be presented in the next meeting. The Chairman CDA ensured the house that professional approach will be taken to eliminate the issues of the Honourable members faced by them in the lodges.

The Committee was attended by Honourable MNAs Mr. Murtaza Javed Abbasi  Ms.Wajiha Akram, Ms. Munawara Bibi Baloch, Ms. Rubina Irfan, Ms Musarat Asid Khawaja, Ms.Nasiba , Senior officers of the National Assembly Secretariat and the Chairman CDA along with allied staff.


Collaborative Efforts By Muslim Ummah, Imperative For Stopping Atrocities And Human Rights Abuses By Israel: Says Qasim Khan Suri, Na Deputy Speaker - June 28, 2019

Islamabad June 28, 2019: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has strongly condemned the atrocities and worst human rights violations by Israeli forces on innocent Palestinian citizens. He has reiterated Pakistan parliament support to the cause of Palestine liberation. He said this in a meeting with a 3-member delegation led by President of Al-Quds Parliament Mr. Hamid Abdullah Hussein Al-Ahmar, in Islamabad this morning.
 
    The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan had always stood with Palestinian people in the hour of adversities and atrocities by Israelites expansionist regimes. He said that International community should assert its pressure on Israel to end oppression and worst human rights abuses against the innocent Palestinian people specially women and children. He said that liberation of Kashmir and Palestine were longstanding unresolved issues that needed to be taken holistically and collaborative efforts at international level were imperative by the whole Muslim community. He also condemned the forceful recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.
 
    Mr. Qasim Khan Suri said that the integrity of Al-Quds and sacred feelings attached with the place makes the cause of people of Palestine more urgent and demands the attention of the whole Muslim community. He informed that the people in Pakistan, its Parliament, government and media were always on the same page that Palestinian and Kashmiri people’s liberation must be on the top priority agenda at all international forum to be resolved as per aspirations of the people. He agreed for regular parliamentary interaction to give momentum to the resolution of outstanding issues.
 
    President of Al-Quds Parliament Mr. Hamid Abdullah Hussein Al-Ahmar appreciated the support, Parliament and Pakistani people have been extending for the just cause of Palestine. He said that both Kashmir and Palestine issues were almost the same in the nature and needed to be resolved. He said that Palestinian People and the government were grateful for parliamentary and diplomatic support extended by the Government and people of Pakistan at all regional and international forums.
 


Deputy Speaker expresses grave concern over unannounced load shedding in Balochistan - June 24, 2019

Islamabad; June 24, 2019: Deputy Speaker Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has taken strong notice of the unannounced and prolonged load shedding in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. He has directed for immediate steps to address the situation. He made these observations in a meeting with Chief Executive Officer of Quetta Electric Supply Company Mr. Atta Ullah Bhutta, in Parliament House, on Monday.

The Deputy Speaker said that present government believed in public service and ensuring prompt and uninterrupted supply of electricity was on its top priority. He said that due to prolonged load shedding the people of province were facing great hardships. He said that frequent breakdowns and fluctuation had become a regular feature in Quetta due to faulty electricity infrastructure and lives of the inhabitant of City have been badly affected due electric breakdown and load shedding.

The Deputy Speaker stressed the need for immediate action against theft of electricity. He said that strict action against power thieves should be taken without discrimination. He also asked for recovery of outstanding dues of electricity. 

The Chief Executive Officer, Quetta Electric Supply Company assured the Deputy Speaker that his direction would be complied with. He informed that the problems identified by him would be addressed besides instant decrease in timing of load shedding by three hours in Quetta with immediate effect.


Parliamentary Interaction is The Only Panacea for Socio-Economic Challenges Faced By The World: NA Deputy Speaker - May 27, 2019

Islamabad 27th May, 2019: Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker has said that the incumbent government agenda is welfare and prosperity for common people in the country and support of friendly like Australia and international cooperation can enhance this cause. He said that Pakistan and Australia enjoys cordial relations and parliamentary interaction between both nations can ensure prosperity and welfare for people in the Pakistan. He expressed these views while meeting with Ms. Margaret Adamson, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan in the Parliament House on Monday.

While remarking the incumbent government’s priority for economic development he stressed on the need to enhance bilateral trade, business and increasing the opportunities for Pakistani Youth in Australian universities for getting higher Education. He also mentioned that this is an era of knowledge based economies and Education can only solve challenges faced by countries.  He sought cooperation of Australian High Commissioner and Australian government for facilitating educated youth belonging to deprived region like Baluchistan for attaining higher education in Australia. He stressed on the need of expansion of economic relations through sustained engagement of chambers of commerce and other business forums. He appreciated Australian’s sport in water and agriculture sectors. 

Ms. Margaret Adamson Australian High Commissioner applauded the public friendly agenda of the present government and said that her government is willing to cooperate to enhance this agenda of development for common people in Pakistan. She said that Australia attached great importance to its relations with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthening the existing relations trough enhanced Parliamentary and economic cooperation.  She said that Australian businessman and trade firms are keen to invest in Pakistan keeping in view the investment friendly environment. She also informed the Deputy Speaker about the various steps taken by Australia to overcome the water scarcity in Baluchistan. She said that long standing partnership exist between Australia and Pakistan in fields of water and agriculture and Pakistan can benefited from Australian experiences in field water.     
 


Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr. Qasim Khan Suri planting a sapling on the occasion of plantation event - April 13, 2019


Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ensures cultural and Religious freedom to all minorities living in Pakistn: NA Deputy Speaker - April 10, 2019

Islamabad 10th April 2019; Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker National Assembly has said that the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan ensures cultural, religious and economic freedom to all minorities living in Pakistan. He said that all citizens in Pakistan enjoy equal rights irrespective of their believes and cultural differences. He said that Pakistan is a home of different civilization where people of diverse religions were living peacefully. He expressed these views while addressing the minority youth delegation which met him under the leadership of Member Provincial Assembly Khyber Paktunkhwa Mr. Wazir Zada at Parliament House on Wednesday. The delegation comprise of Christian, Hindu, Sikh, and People of Kalash Youth belonging to KPK.

Deputy Speaker said that the role of minorities in the socio-economic development of the country is of crucial importance and they are serving the nation in all spheres of life. He said that we all are citizens of one country that is Pakistan. He stressed the need to work hard consistently for eradicating the social evils like poverty, ignorance and economic deprivation from the society. He appreciated the unity of all members of the society especially minorities during recent escalation with India. He expressed his commitment that all due rights will be provided to minorities. He said that region needs peace and stability not war mongering steps like India. “Our real challenges are economic deprivation, ignorance and hunger and we need to tackle them at all cost”, he added.

Qasim Khan Suri that Modi regime in India is bent upon to create mayhem and destruction in the region just for winning election. He said that India is using cheap tactics to divert the attention of its public from real issues. However, the response of the incumbent leadership under the Premier ship of P.M Khan has been of restraint and  Pakistan has made clear that it want peace and prosperity in the region not war and conflict. He appreciated the role of minorities in all socio-economic domains.

The delegation members commended the present government’s efforts for inclusion of the minorities in all socio-economic activities. Mr. Muhammad Mushtaq, Additional Secretary National Assembly, briefed the delegation regarding basic articles of the constitution which are related with the basic rights of the minorities and formation and function of National Assembly and its Standing Committees.


The youth will have to struggle hard to overcome the expectations of the nation: Deputy Speaker NA - April 4, 2019

 


The Education For All is The Only Mean to Counter The Challagnes Faced By the Country:NA Deputy Speaker - April 3, 2019

Islamabad 3rd April 2019; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri  has said that education for all is the only way to tackle socio-economic issues and other challenges the country being faced at present including extremisms, terrorism and sectarianism. He said that it is an era of knowledge based  economy and no society can develop without knowledge and information. He also said that incumbet government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran khan is taking special measures to refrom the education system and to bring it upto modern standards. He expressed these views while addressing the Seminar on “Reforming Education Sector of Pakistan ,and our Social Responsibility” organized by National Council of Social Welfare at Islamabad on Wednesday.

He said that Islam stresses education for all especially educating the girls because a woman educated means the whole society is educated. He mentioned that present government is taking practicle steps to refrom the education system in the country and is fully cognizant of its responsibility for imparting education. He stressed that 100% enrolment should be realized by the incumbent government by lessening the drop out rate. He metioned  the slogan of “ Each one – Teach one” to be followed . While stressing on the need of spreading education he said that we all have to strive  with commitment, honesy and hard work to spread education for all because it is the only way of development of the country.  He appreciated the  efforts of National Council of Social Welfare for organizing seminar on such important matter and stressed the need to enrol  the trash pickers and child labor on priortity. Deputy Speaker also urged the need to incorporate Islamic values and teaching with in the curriculum in accordance with the ideology of Islam.

Dr. Nadeem Malik Chairman  National Council of Social Welfare expressed his gratitud for the Deputy Speaker to attend this seminar and  appreciated the present government’s concern to spread education for all. 

He said that National Council of Social Welfare  is playing a role of creating bridge among different voluntary social welfare organizations to consolidate their efforts for bringing positive change in the society. The seminar was attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Religious Affairs Aftab Jahangir, Parliamentary Secretary for Kashmir Affairs Ms. Sobia Kamal, renowned educationists, representatives of civil society, Senior Officers of Federal Ministries and large number of students of different educational institutions.
 


Women are matchless asset of this nation and have potentials to change the fate of the country: Deputy Speaker NA - April 2, 2019

Islamabad, April 2, 2019; Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that women are matchless asset of this nation and they are capable to change the fate of the country. He said that setting right direction for young women will pave the way for channelizing their potentials into positive socio-economic activities. He also mentioned that women have showed their courage and braveness in all socio-economic spheres in Pakistan. He expressed these views while addressing the delegation of Young Women leadership Conference at Parliament house on Tuesday.

The Deputy Speaker said that the half population in Pakistan is women and it is the responsibility of the state to include this crucial portion of the population into national mainstream. He mentioned that present government is bent upon creating harassment free environment for women at all socio-economic spheres. He also appreciated that young women have surpassed in all social spheres especially in the field of the education at every level. “We are proud of our girls who are excelling in all educational institutions” he added. He advised the young girls to work hard and to make goals for themselves.

While appreciating   contribution of the women parliamentarians he said that there are 68 women parliamentarian in the national Assembly and they are striving hard for protecting the basic women rights at legislation and implementation level He also said that women participation in the field of politics is undeniable and young women leadership conference is providing a right plate forum for women to have exposure regarding the political activities in Pakistan. ‘You are fortunate to be included in the young women leadership conference because your future in the politics will change the fate of the country” he added. He prayed for the bright future of the young girls. He appreciated the efforts of the HRD network for providing this opportunity to 157 girls of all districts across the Pakistan. He also said that women in Baluchistan need special attention of such organizations.

Amina Sadar ,Programme Manager HRDN and other participants expressed their gratitude for providing this opportunity.  She said that bright future of the Pakistan depends upon bright future of the young women and it is women leadership which can bring revolution both at home and country level. The meeting was followed by answer question session. Besides, the participants of young women leadership Conference the meeting was attended by women member of the National Assembly and Senate.


Deputy Speaker NA meets delegation of the Estate Youth Assembly of Azad Kashmir - March 14, 2019


Provision of basic amenities to masses at their doorstep is the foremost priority of incumbent Government. NA Deputy Speaker - February 19, 2019

Islamabad: 19th February 2019; The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that Provision of basicamenities to masses at their doorstep is the foremost priority of incumbent government. And all possible steps are being taken to achieve this objective. He expressed these views while talking to Executive officer Quetta Zafar Mehmood who called on him at ParliamentHouse on Tuesday.The matters pertaining to beautification, cleanliness, sanitation and transfer of property in Quetta Cantonment area where discussed during the meeting.

The Deputy Speaker directed the Executive Officer Quetta Cantonment board to resolve the problems being faced by the residents of cantonment area on priority basis and gave special attention to proper arrangements on cleanliness and sanitation in the area. He said that incumbent government was taking keen interest in development of Balochistan and substantial funds have been allocated for this purpose. He directed the Executive Officer Quetta Cantonment Board to ensure provision of clean drinking water in the area. He assured his all-outsupport to resolve the problems faced by the inhabitants of Cantonment board, Quetta.

On this occasion the Executive Officer Quetta Zafar Mehmoodappraised the Deputy Speaker that management of Cantonment Board Quetta is taking all possible measures to resolve the problems of the inhabitants of the area and ensure up to mark health and cleanliness facilities despite its limited financial resources. He requested for provision of financial assistance for safe drinking water, up gradation of sewerage system and to buy vehicles to dispose-off garbage and litter. Deputy Speaker assured to talk with the concerned authorities and visit the Cantonment area to examine the facilities provided by the Cantonment Board to the residents of the area.


Deputy Speaker National Assembly Condemns Terrorist Attack at DIG Office at Loralai - January 29, 2019

Islamabad: 29 January 2019: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has strongly condemned terrorist attack at Deputy Inspector General Police office at Loralai and expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives.

 In his statement the Deputy Speaker expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of injured. He said that whole Nation is united against terrorism and such heinous attacks could not deter our firm resolve against terrorism. He asked the law enforcing agencies to apprehend criminals involved in this cowardice attack and bring them to justice. He also directed the concerned authorities to provide best medical treatment to injured.
 


Our Legends and Heroes are the real face of Pakistan: Deputy Speaker NA - January 25, 2019

January 25.2019:  Qasim Khan Suri Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan appreciated with deep gratitude the achievements of   all the legendary and remarkable Personalities from diverse fields i.e. media, journalism,  Art, Music, Banking and finance, Showbiz,  and other spheres of life. He expressed these views while addressing at the Best Capital Award Distribution Ceremony 2018-2019 at Pakistan National Council of Arts Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Anwar Masood, Rasheed Junior, Zakar Olympian, Shahnaz Sheikh and many other legends and celebrities. Senator Faisal Javed was also present on the occasion.

The Deputy Speaker said that these people were the real face of our society and real examples of the prime values of success and achievement in our society. He furtherer added that these legends are recognition of our country and with their remarkable efforts they keep the nation’s flag highest in the world.

Qasim Khan Suri also mentioned that PTI government is the result of consistent efforts of twenty two years struggle and Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan being the best cricket player attached great importance to sports and other fields of recreation.  He mentioned China as an example where socio-economic development is reflected into sports,Art ,Music and other spheres of life. He distributed awards to legends and celberaties like Dr.Anwar Masood, Rasheed Junior, Zakar Olympia and many other legends. He also appreciated efforts of the organizers of the events for organizing such a successful event.


Natural Gas is A Basic Need of The People All Possible Measures Should Be Taken To Ensure Its Uninterrupted Supply NA Deputy Speakers Directs MD SSGCL - December 4, 2018

Islamabad 4 December, 2018: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that provision of basic amenities to the masses and upgrading standard of their  lives is top priority of the incumbent Government.  He said that Natural Gas is a basic need of the people and all possible measures should be taken to ensure its uninterrupted supply. He expressed these views while talking to Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd. (SSGCL) Mr. Muhammad Amin Rajput who called on him at Parliament House on Tuesday. 

The Deputy Speaker expressed his concerned over low sui gas pressure in Quetta and its adjacent areas and distribution of excess sui gas bills to consumers in the city.  He said that the inhabitants of   Quetta city and its adjacent areas were facing great hardships due to low sui gas pressure in the area.  He said that from last several weeks the Sui gas is not available in many parts of city.  He said that due to increase in the population of the city the existing sui gas pipelines are insufficient to meet the requirements of the inhabitants of the area.   He said that hefty bills issued to the consumers by SSGCL was not affordable for them.  He directed the Managing Director SSGCL to resolve the problems of low gas pressure in Quetta City and adjacent areas and modified heavy bills issued to consumers of the city.  He said that it is unfortunate that many areas of Provincial Capital of that Province which supply sui gas across country have deprived of this basic need.   

The Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd. (SSGCL) Mr. Muhammad Amin Rajput briefed the Deputy Speaker about the steps taken by the SSGCL to overcome problems of low sui gas pressure in Quetta. He informed that a loop line of 16 and 8 inches dia 17 kms with 4 Nos. from Zarghun road to Satellite Town Quetta will be laid besides new supply transmission pipelines from Sibi Road to Mastung Road. He said that with the completion of these projects the problems of low Gas pressure will be resolved on permanent basis. He further informed the Deputy Speaker that SSGCL was in process of Fixed Billing solution to address the matters regarding excess billing. He assured the Deputy Speaker that Fixed Billing system will not only benefited for the Consumers but also helpful to overcome theft of the gas by tampering of meters and direct use of gas without meter. 
 


Incumbent Government Strives Hard For Provision Of Quality Education To The Youth Of The Country; NA Deputy Speaker - November 29, 2018

Islamabad November 29, 2018: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that educated society is imperative for development and prosperity of the country. He said that provision of quality education in the country was one of the highlights of the manifesto of the Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Government was taking steps on priority basis to achieve this goal.  He said that a special task force has been constituted for upgrading the standard of education and implementing uniform syllabus in the country.  He expressed these views while addressing Oath Taking Ceremony of office bearers of Roots International School Student Council, Islamabad here on Thursday.

The Deputy Speaker said that at present the number of children who were not going to school in Pakistan is more than the total population of Australia. “Admit the children those were not going to schools are a herculean task and unfortunately past Government did not give any attention towards this, however, the present Government under the leadership of Imran Khan is committed to bring those children in schools.  He was confident that the Government’s endeavors will be become fruitful very soon.

He said that due to better educational policies of Tehreek-e-Insaf Government in Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa during the last 5 years, more than five lac students shifted from private educational institutions to Government Schools.  He said that implementing of uniform syllabus and providing equal opportunities to all the children is the foremost priority of incumbent Government.

The Deputy Speaker appreciated the role of private educational institutions in imparting quality education in the country. He lauded the contribution of management of Roots International Schools System.  He said that due to its high standard of education more than ten thousand students were studying in Roots International Schools System all over the country.  He stressed the need for religious education besides other disciplines of education.

On this occasion the Principal of Roots International School System of Islamabad thanked Deputy Speaker for extending invitation to the students to visit Parliament House. Apprising the Deputy Speaker about the Metropolitan International University College (MIUC), a project of Roots International, the Principal said that MIUC would prove a milestone in developing leadership for tomorrow to lead the masses.

Later the Deputy speaker administered oath to the newly elected Office bearers of the Student Council of Roots International School, Islamabad.     
 


Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Perviaz Ellahi Calls On Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri - November 28, 2018

Islamabad November 28, 2018:  The Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Perviaz Ellahi called on Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri at Parliament House on Wednesday.  Besides Fateh Khawani for the departed soul of mother of the Deputy Speaker, the matters of mutual interests were discussed in the meeting.

Both the leaders expressed their confidence in the policies of the incumbent Government and agreed to promote close contacts between the legislatures of the country.  The Deputy Speaker said that stability and strengthening of the democratic institutions was imperative to overcome the challenges being faced by the country and to address the problems of the masses. While terming the election of Ch. Perviaz Ellahi as Speaker Punjab Assembly is a good omen.   He said that Ch. Perviaz Ellahi is a veteran political leader under his sagacious leadership the Punjab Assembly will play its constitutional role more effectively than the past Assemblies.  He assured all out cooperation of National Assembly Secretariat and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in capacity building of staff members of Punjab Assembly.

Earlier the Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch. Perviaz Ellahi condoled the death of mother of the Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri and offered fateh for the solace of departed soul and prayed Almighty Allah to grant fortitude and patience to Deputy Speaker and other members of the family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.
 


The funeral prayer of mother of the Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Soori - November 12, 2018

Islamabad, November 12, 2018:  The funeral prayer of mother of the Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Soori who was died last night will be held at Jamia Masjid Chilten Housing Scheme, Quetta after Zhur Prayer today i.e 12.11.2018 and will be buried in Cantonment graveyard near Askari Check Post Cantt. Quetta.

The Fateh Khawani for the departed soul will be held at Soori House, Chilten Housing Scheme Airport Road, Quetta.


China is Pakistan's Selfless and Trustworthy Friend: NA Deputy Speaker - November 9, 2018

Islamabad, November 9, 2018: The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Soori  has said that China is Pakistan’s selfless and trustworthy friend and always stood with Pakistan in every thick and thin.  He said that Pakistan was proud of its unique friendship with China. He expressed these views while talking to 15 member delegation of National People’s Congress of China (NPC) which met him under the leadership of Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Mr. Zhang Chunxian at Parliament House on Friday.

The Deputy Speaker said that peoples of both the countries have great respect and affection for each other.  He said that closed contacts between the Parliaments of two countries could play an important role to promote harmony and bring both the nations more closer.  He appreciated China role in economy and social development of Pakistan.  He said that construction of Gwadar Port and other development projects in Balochistan under China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the evidence of China’s keen interest in development of prosperity of Balochistan.   He said that China has status of role model for the world due to its rapid development.  He said that Pakistan wanted to take advantages from Chinese experiences in eradication of corruption and poverty from the country.

The Deputy Speaker said that CPEC project is proof of deep and friendly relations between two countries.  He said that Pakistan has fully focused to complete the CPEC project within earliest possible time.  He expressed the confidence that with the completion of CPEC a new era of progress and prosperity usher in the region.  He appreciated the warm welcome extended to Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Chinese leadership and people during his visit to China.  He expressed the optimism that  new vistas of  development and prosperity  will be opened by the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran to China.   He said that the under leadership of Imran Khan present Government striving hard to eradicate corruption and poverty from the country and strengthening the economy.
           
The Vice Chairman Standing Committee of NPC Mr  Zhang Chunxian said that relations with Pakistan has significant importance in the foreign policy of China.  He said that Pakistan always supported China on regional and global forums.  He assured all out assistance of Chinese Government for economic development and elimination of poverty and corruption in Pakistan.  He said that role of legislative institutions and political leadership of the country is very important in eradication of corruption and poverty.  Stressing the need for enhanced contacts between the NPC and National Assembly of Pakistan Mr  Zhang Chunxian said that  the closed interaction between the Parliamentarians of both the countries would provide opportunities to learn from each other experiences.


The Parliamentary Staff is the key role to run the proceeding of the Parliament House along with the National Representatives - November 8, 2018


Parliament Considers as Centre Of Democracy in Parliamentary System of Government: NA Deputy Speaker - November 5, 2018

Islamabad November 5, 2018:  The Deputy Speaker National Assembly and Vice President Board of Governors Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) Qasim Khan Soori has said that in Parliamentary System of Government Parliament considered centre of democracy.  He said that Parliament is an important constitutional institution for legislation, Government oversight and public representation. He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural ceremony of 5th National Parliamentary Development Course (NPDC) at PIPS on Monday.

The Deputy Speaker said that the role of Parliamentary staff was very important in transaction of parliamentary business. He said that basic responsibility of the Parliamentary staff is to assist the people representatives in legislation, research and other important issues. He said that Parliamentary Staff will assist the Parliamentarian in a better way if they were skillful and have expertise in their profession. He appreciated the initiative of PIPS for holding NPDC and expressed the hope that it will prove beneficial for the participants of the course in performing their duties. He said that only those countries were strong and powerful whose people were well educated and skillful.

The Deputy Speaker said that Parliament is orbit of expectations of the people of the country and people have lot of expectations from the present Parliament. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has taken reign of the Government in such difficult circumstances when at one hand the country was facing lot of challenges and at the other hand under burden of 30 thousand billion rupees loan. He said that during the last 10 years loans of 24 billion rupees thousands was taken which was spent on debaucheries of the ruling class and corruption instead of welfare of the people and development of the country. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking keen interest to pull the country out of crises and strengthening the economy. He expressed the confidence that under the leadership of Imran Khan incumbent Government will succeed to overcome the challenges. He said that elimination of corruption, accountability and welfare of the people of the country was the topmost priority of the incumbent Government. He said we have to work together for progress and prosperity of the country. He urged upon the participants of the course to perform their duties as national obligations.

On this occasion the Executive Director PIPS Zafarullah Khan addressing the ceremony and informed the participants about objectives and aims of the course and steps taken by the PIPS for capacity building of Parliamentary staff and Parliamentarians. He said that this training programme was designed keeping in view intellectual and professional challenges faced by the parliamentary functionaries in performing parliamentary business. He said that the officers from National Assembly, Senate of Pakistan, Balochistan Assembly, Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa Assembly and Legislative Assemblies of AJK and Gilgit Baltistan were participating in the course. 
 


NA Deputy Speaker condole the death of Dr. Saling Khan Achakzai - October 16, 2018


Mentally Insane People Deserve Special Attention of Society. NA Deputy Speaker - October 2, 2018

Islamabad 2, October 2018:  The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that provision of better health facilities to the masses is the top priority of the incumbent Government  and Special National Task Force has been constituted to attain this task.  He said that the people suffering from mental illness and depression were needed special attention of the society. He expressed these views while talking to the participants of International Diploma on Mental Health Law and Human Rights organized by Department of Psychology of International Islamic University Islamabad who called on him on Tuesday in Parliament House. 
The Deputy Speaker has said that disease of depression and mental illness was increasing rapidly and main causes of this disease was social injustices, violence, abuses and terrorism.   Eulogizing the efforts of International Islamic University for organizing Diploma Course on Mental Health and Human rights he said that mental health was major problem now a days and to avoid the children to become prey of depression awareness about it should be initiated at school level.  He said that the doctors and experts relating to mental diseases were doing noble cause.   He said that mentally upset people were more vulnerable segment of the society and even their family members neglect them.  However, these people deserve special attention and affection.  He said that our little attention can make these people valuable citizen of the society.  He urged upon the doctors to give special attention to mentally depressed people. He assured the participants his all-out  support  for  enactment of law regarding mental health.  He asked the participants to give their suggestion in written for formulating laws regarding mental health, their suggestions will be sent to Ministry of Health for preparation of Bill to submit in the National Assembly.  He also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Ahsan Naveed President Insaf Sehat Programme.
                On this occasion Vice President and Chairman Psychology Department of International Islamic University Professor Dr. Tahir Khalil thanked the Deputy Speaker.  He said that we have the experts in the field of psychology however the services level are not up to the standard as it should be.  He said that this Diploma Course was organized for restoration of that segment of the society which was even ignored by their family members. He said that there is need amendments in the Ordinance, 2001 about mental health. He urged the need for enactment of mental health Act.
 


The Ambassador of Japan calls on Deputy Speaker - September 13, 2018


Japanese Ambassador Calls Deputy Speaker National Assembly - September 13, 2018

lamabad September 13, 2018:  The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri has said that Pakistan values high its relations with Japan and wanted to further strengthening the existing relations through enhance Parliamentary and economic cooperation.  He expressed these views while talking to Ambassador of Japan  Mr. Takashi Kurai  who called on him at Parliament House on Thursday.
             The Deputy Speaker welcomed the Ambassador and said that Pakistan and Japan enjoyed decades long friendly relations.  He said that incumbent Government in Pakistan wanted to work closely with Japan to expand bilateral cooperation in all areas particularly in trade, investment , economic and human development.  He appreciated the assistance of Japan in economic  and social sectors in Pakistan.  He said that present elimination of poverty, unemployment, backwardness , corruption and lessen burden foreign debt was the top priority of the incumbent Government.  He said that assistance of friendly countries needed to accomplish social and economic agenda of the Government.  He said that Japanese nation is resilient nation and after 2nd World War combated difficult circumstances steadfastly.
            He Said that Balochistan is economic gateway of Pakistan and     opulent with natural resources.  He said that ample opportunities of investment exist in Balochistan from which Japanese investors can be benefitted and asked the Ambassador to persuade the Japanese investors to take advantage from these opportunities.  He said that scarcity of water is a big problem in Balochistan at present and Japan should come forward to resolve this problem which will be token of goodwill to the people of Baluchistan.  He said that human resource development is top priority of present Government and sought the support  in education sectors and vocational training.  He also expressed grief and sorrow over the losses of precious and properties lives in recent earthquake in Japan.
            The Ambassador of Japan Mr. Takashi Kurai  appreciating the sentiments of  the Deputy Speaker regarding Japan he said that his Government also desired to work closely with Pakistan.    He congratulated him on assuming the office of Deputy Speaker.  He said that Japan and Pakistan have a long history of economic and development cooperation and his Government wanted to strengthen the bilateral relations.  He appreciated the policies of present Government and assured the Deputy Speaker to continue the support of his Government in social and economic sectors.


Ambassador Of China Calls On Deputy Speaker NA - September 10, 2018

Islamabad September 10, 2018:  Ambassador of China Mr. Yao Ging called on Deputy Speaker National Assembly Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri at Islamabad on Monday.  The matters related bilateral relations and important regional and international issued were discussed in the meeting.

The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan and China enjoyed exemplary friendship and both the countries stood with each other in every thick and thin.  He said that Pak-China relations based on strong foundation of mutual respect and trust.  He said that relations with China was bedrock of Pakistan’s foreign policy.  He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project is a game changer for regional development.  He said that this project will enhance economic activities and generate employment opportunities in region.  He said that Pakistan is fully committed for early completion of this project.  He appreciated the keen interest of China in socio-economics development in Pakistan.  The eradication of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment was the top agenda of incumbent Government.  He said that the cooperation of friends countries like China is needed to accomplish this agenda.  He said that the leaderships of both the counties committed to further strengthening the bilateral relations and have shared vision of progress and development of the region.  He underlined the need for regular interaction between the Parliamentarians of both the countries to further strengthening bilateral relations.

Ambassador of China Mr. Yao Ging has said that Pakistan and China are ironed brother and all weather strategic partners.  He said that Pakistan have an extra ordinary importance in China’s Strategic Calculation.  He said that Pakistan and China have shared vision for regional, peace and development manifested in unanimous support for CEPC.  He said that China was taking keen interest in progress and development of Balochistan and various development projects with the cooperation of China were in progress in the Province for this purpose.  He remarked that China will continue to support Pakistan in technology, infrastructure development and exploration of renewable energy resources.
 


NA Deputy Speaker Expresses Grave Concern Over Off Loading Of Hujjaj Ikram from Balochistan at Karachi Instead Of Quetta - September 6, 2018


 
 
 
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