Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi admonishes Law Minister over the non-presentation of Rescue-1122 Amendment Bill in the Assembly

The proceedings will not continue till the Rescue-1122 Amendment Bill is presented in the House

I am adjourning the meeting till March 1 for the betterment and welfare of the institution: Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Parvez Elahi

Lahore: 25-02-2021: The session of Punjab Assembly started under the chairmanship of Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi. Commenting on Rescue-1122 during the proceedings, the Speaker Punjab Assembly said that the committee was working on the service structure of Rescue-1122 six months ago and it was promised that the bill would be on today’s agenda.

“As the custodian of the House, it is my duty to implement the promise made in the assembly, it cannot be neglected,” he said. The Speaker said that if we do not enhance the dignity of this House, then ultimately all will suffer.

Ch Parvez Elahi said that Rescue-1122 is a public interest institution which has proved its performance in Pakistan and Punjab and its best performance has also been praised by the United Nations. The Speaker Punjab Assembly said that how many institutions in the country have proved themselves till date? The Speaker said that we understand our duty; we cannot go against the organization and its personnel that serve humanity.

“I also know those people who are hidden behind the bureaucracy but I am showing regard, senseless people don’t know how far the battle of parliament will go if that veil is removed,” he added. Ch Parvez Elahi said that the efforts made by the members of all parties in this regard were appreciable.

The Speaker said that when the issue of Deputy Speaker came up, the whole House came together and the IG was called, it was because the forum of the Assembly, the importance of its members and the sanctity of the Assembly were dear to all. He said that we do not have to violate the sanctity of this House, for the betterment and welfare of the institution of Rescue-1122, I am adjourning the meeting till 2 pm on March 1, 2021, the proceedings of the session will not move onwards till it is presented in the Bill House. #

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