Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser inaugurated ‘Common Man’s Gallery’ in National Assembly and counter at the Parliament House reception on Friday.
A member of public would now be able to witness the proceedings of the Parliament. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Asad Qaiser said that this step has been taken to facilitate general public to have access to the National Assembly.
Any citizen can have access to the parliament and they will be issued a pass of the public gallery on showing their Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC). Special staff will be deputed at reception to help the citizens, the Speaker said.
This initiative will enable general public to meet their representatives, speaker further said. A member of public will be allowed entry in the Parliament House from Gate-V of the premises.
In case of any breach of the law competent authority will take action as per the law, he said. Guests coming to witness proceedings will not be allowed to bring mobile phone, tape recorder, weapon, umbrella, camera, hand bags, book and stick in the gallery.
It will be prohibited for the guests to enter other parts of the Parliament building except the Common Man’s Gallery.