Pakistan’s parliament to become the first ‘Green Parliament’

Staff Reporter

National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Thursday said parliament of Pakistan would become the first ‘Green Parliament’ in the world as work has been started to shift energy needs of parliament on solar energy.
Addressing a seminar regarding the Kashmir Day at Kinnaird College (KC) here, Sardar Ayaz said parliament was the first legislature
in the world which ensured formation of a parliamentary task force on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in wake of the post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Sardar Ayaz said women were playing a greater role in legislation than ever before, adding that more than 50-per cent of parliamentary affairs were being conducted by women.
The speaker said students had always been invited to witness proceedings of the House and a sizeable number of graduates had also been completed internships in various branches of the National Assembly. He also invited students of Kinnaird College to visit the NA.
To a question, Ayaz Sadiq said: “Let the opposition to talk on Panama Leaks and try to ensure proceedings in harmony in parliament”, he maintained.
He also described responsibilities and fundamental functions of the National Assembly besides highlighting rules and procedures of election of the NA speaker and deputy speaker.

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