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The National Assembly Session has been prorogued on Monday, the 15th August, 2022 |In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to rule 4 of the Parliament (Joint Sittings) Rules, 1973, the Hon. Speaker has been pleased to call a Joint Sitting on Thursday, the 20th October, 2022 at 4.00 p.m, instead of Thursday, the 22nd September, 2022 at 4.00 p.m. in the Parliament House, Islamabad.

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Effective Parliament Ensures Prosperity And Inclusive Development: NA Speaker; Speaker And Deputy Speaker Special Message On The Diamond Jubilee Of The 1st Constituent Assembly Of Pakistan
Tuesday, 9th August, 2022

Islamabad: 9th August 2022: Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf and Deputy Speaker National Assembly Zahid Akram Durrani remarked that Parliament being the representative of the masses can ensure prosperity and inclusive development in the country. They said that legislating for the welfare of common people would bring positive changes in their lives. They expressed these views on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of the 1st Constituent Assembly of Pakistan which held its first Session on 10th August 1947.

The Speaker said that the incumbent Parliament is cognizant of its responsibilities and exercising its parliamentary oversight of the executive. He remarked that both Treasury and opposition benches have a vital role to play in strengthening Parliament as Parliament is the place where decisions are made on the basis of the aspirations of the masses. He said the Opposition plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of the Parliament. He also mentioned that this parliament is a true representative of people who would strengthen democracy and democratic norms in the country.  

The Speaker said that Parliament represents the will of the common people and it is the only forum that can effectively raise the issues of the masses. He said that it is the institution of Parliament that nourishes democratic values and norms in any society.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Zahid Akram Durani said that Parliament represents democracy and democratic values. He said that parliament is the place where policies are made as per the aspirations and demands of the masses. He said that this coalition government is especially focusing on bringing positive changes in the lives of common people.