Speaker wants timely reply of assembly questions

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani Tuesday again warned the departments of strict action for not replying to the questions of the lawmakers during question hour and ruled that the questions of the ministers absent from the session would be straightaway referred to the concerned committee.
The Speaker took the notice over the question of PPP lawmaker Nighat Orakzai which she had submitted in the assembly secretariat almost an year ago. Nighat Orakzai told that she had submitted here question about the local government department one year ago but the department had not yet replied to it. She suggested that one month time should be given to the newly appointed ministers to update themselves about their department.
Parliamentary Leader of ANP Sardar Hussain Babak while supporting Nighat Orakzai said that it would be better to give one month time to all the newly appointed ministers, CM’s advisors and CM’s special assistants to prepare themselves for the assembly questions. He said that questions about the departments given to the new ministers should made part of the assembly agenda after a month time. Shagufta Malik of ANP recalled that the chair had ruled during previous proceedings that if the department did not reply in time the concerned secretary will be suspended so today the suspension order of secretary local government should be issued.