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Under Article 53(8) When the National Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall continue in his office till the person elected to fill the office by the next Assembly enters upon his office

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NA Standing Committee on Industries and Production Meets
Thursday, 13th July, 2017

A meeting of the Standing Committee on Industries and Production was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Asad Umar, MNA in Committee room No. 7, Parliament House, Islamabad.

2.         The Committee discussed the matter pertaining to closing down Engineering Development Board (EDB) and during the meeting the consensus was developed between all the stake holders to revive EDB and a Sub-Committee was constituted under the Convenership of Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, MNA to probe into decision of its closure.

3.         The Committee also considered the report of the Sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Standing Committee on Industries & Production on Pakistan Gems & Jewelry Development Company of (PGJDC), Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) and Furniture Company of Pakistan. The Committee recommended that all these three Departments i.e. PGJDC, PASDEC and furniture of Pakistan may be run by outsource.

4.         The Committee expressed its serious concern regarding the rehabilitation plan of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), Karachi and unanimously recommended that Steel Mills employees pensions and salaries should be released at the earliest. The Committee further expressed its displeasure on the disconnection of its gas for almost two years and for not taking any decision about its closure/fate. The Committee also recommended to file a reference in NAB on the deliberate delay regarding Steel Mills rehabilitation. 

5.         The Committee expressed its dissatisfaction over the devising policy on the consumer protection mechanism in Auto Policy and recommended that after the submission of Sub-Committee’s report on EDB,  another Sub-Committee may be constituted to examine the issue regarding the Auto Policy.

6.         Members who attended the meeting; Mr. Asad Umar, MNA (Chairman), Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, MNA, Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh, MNA, Mr. Abdul Hakeem Baloch, MNA, Dr. Shezra Sardar Mansab Ali Khan Kharal, MNA, Ch. Riaz-ul-Haq, MNA, Mr. Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, MNA, Ms. Sajida Begum, MNA, Mr. Muhammad Muzammil Qureshi, MNA, Maulana Muhammad Gohar Shah, MNA and Alhaj Shah Jee Gul Afridi, MNA.