Media doing its job well, says Punjab PA speaker
LAHORE: The government has banned the manufacturing of two-stroke rickshaws and the existing ones will be phased out from the province, the Punjab Assembly (PA) was told on Tuesday.
The PA session started with a delay of over one hour with Speaker Rana Mohammed Iqbal Khan in the chair. During the brief session, which continued for over an hour, queries regarding population welfare and transport departments were raised.
A PML-Q legislator from Sahiwal, Malik Iqbal Langrial, recorded his complaint over the reports terming his graduation degree fake. Langrial appealed to the media to show responsibility and asserted the reality was far different from what was being shown in the media about him and his son Nauman Langrial, a PML-Q MNA.
However, the Speaker on the occasion remarked that the media was doing its job well and it mustn’t be held responsible for an individual mistake. Besides, the legislators also criticised the Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) with majority holding the view that it would merely serve the interests of India.
Sheikh Alludin of the PML-Q Unification Bloc remained most vocal on the occasion who on a point of order stated that India was given leverage and access in Pakistan through this pact. He said the Punjab could be the worst affected by this agreement.
However, he was told by Punjab Finance Minister Tanvir Ashraf Kaira that the issue was related to the federal government and all parties having representation in the National Assembly (NA) could discuss it.
Source: The News