Success due to blessings of Almighty Allah, grateful to Imran Khan, PTI and members: Ch Parvez Elahi

Will take House along with good intention in nice manner, will work together for prosperity, security and justice for Pakistan, Punjab and people

Will speed up legislation for solving fundamental peoples problems, the House will be guarantor for safeguarding security of Pakistan and enhancing prestige, first address in Punjab Assembly

Lahore: 16-08-2018: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior central leader Ch Parvez Elahi after being elected as Speaker Punjab Assembly by securing 201 votes as joint candidate of PTI and his own party defeating N-League’s Ch Iqbal Gujjar who got 147 vote in his first but wisdom-filled address in the House said that first of all I am very grateful to Almighty Allah who serves all praise that because of His blessings I have been today elected Speaker of this august and representative House of the Punjab, after this I am highly grateful to my ally party chief Imran Khan, PTI, own party and all members who showed trust that they have demonstrated confidence in me.

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Chief Minister Punjab and Local Bodies Minister after being elected Speaker after 19 years Ch Parvez Elahi further said that I will try my level best to meet the requirements of the office for which trust has been reposed in me and treat equally all respectable members sitting in the House, this is my faith (Iman) that this office is only and only due to blessings of Almighty Allah as such sitting on this Chair I feel that I am answerable to all members of the Assembly present in the House, I will prove through my role that I am custodian of the entire House and taking care of privileges of all members of the Punjab Assembly will be my first priority, we have to run the House together through understanding, wisdom and farsightedness, have to undertake greater struggle for the prosperity of the people of this country and the province so that there is no deprivation in any segment.

He expressed the belief that Tehrik-e-Insaaf by fully implementing its manifesto will put the country and the province on the path of progress and every Pakistani citizen will be able to lead prosperous life as beneficiary of this development.

Ch Parvez Elahi further said that this House is the most respectable and empowered institution, people have eyes on each and every thing said here and as such I hope that like good parliamentarians we will run the proceedings of the House in a nice manner and fully participate in the legislation for welfare and well-being of the people because good parliamentarians are the real precious asset of the country and the nation.

He said that I assure all honourable members that my full cooperation will be with you within the framework of the Rules of Procedure and for running this House I will also need your cooperation, suggestions and guidance, I hope you will benefit me with your good advices, my first priority will be that the sanctity and prestige of this House is maintained and I want to see prestige and respect of all members of the House duly enhanced, I hope that we all will be successful in our responsibilities in a better manner.

He said that today we have to pledge that our entire attention will be towards basic problems of the nation and play effective and comprehensive role for protecting their life and property, elimination of corruption and provision of justice and will also speed up process of legislation in this regard and well play important role in democratic traditions, Insha-Allah our this House will be a source for safeguarding security and ideology of Pakistan and enhancing prestige and respect of Pakistan, in the end I once again thank all members present in the House that have reposed trust in me, Insha-Allah I will leave no stone unturned in shouldering my duties and we will move together towards our destination, May Almighty Allah help and bless us all, Pakistan Zindabad, Quaid-i-Azam Paindabad. #

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