Parliament committed to resolve PWDs challenges: NA speaker


National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser Wednes-day said the parliament was committed to resolve the challenges being faced by people with disabili-ties in the country.

During the budget session 2021-2022, he placed the first Braille copy of 1973 Constitution in the House and briefed about the historic milestones achieved to make the parliament friendly for PWDs.

He said Pakistan’s parliament was the first parlia-ment in the region to convert its Constitution into Braille system besides making the official website of National Assembly accessible for visually im-paired people.

He said the Parliament House had become the first building to complete disability audit for the first time in the history and making it accessible to PWDs.

Asad Qaiser remarked about the importance of par-liamentary diplomacy to enhance regional prosper-ity and development.

He informed the house that the successful occur-rence of second general conference of Parliamentary Assembly of Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO) indicated the success of incumbent par-liament to enhance the parliamentary diplomacy.

He said National Assembly Secretariat successfully hosted this conference where ECO members unani-mously denounced the brutalities on innocent Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in “Islamabad Declaration”.

The speaker also informed that Islamabad was de-clared as Permanent Secretariat of PAECO and member countries unanimously elected him as president of PAECO.

Asad Qaiser informed the House that National Assembly Secretariat was planning to commemorate platinum ceremony of the establishment of the Hou se on 10th August, and sought suggestion from the members in that regard.

He emphasized that this house was the representative of common people and both treasury and opposition benches had collective responsibility to maintain its integrity and decorum.

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