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Ministers who can’t reply in House should resign: Nisar

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said the ministers who cannot give reply in parliament should resign.
He said this while giving a policy statement here in National Assembly (NA) Thursday.
Replying to calling attention notice from MQM MNA Sajid Ahmad, the minister said it was unjust that ministers get perks and privileges but they don’t deem it proper to give reply in the House. There are clear directives from the prime minister (PM) that ministers should ensure their attendance in the house. A privilege motion should be tabled against the ministers who were not present in the House, he proposed.
He proposed to speaker NA that a focal person be appointed in NA secretariat who should be assigned to contact focal persons of ministries on daily basis and inform them about the days when the ministers have to give reply to questions in the house.
The NA speaker agreed to Nisar’s proposal, saying he would appoint a focal person to contact ministries daily.
He paid tribute to former army chief Gen (r) Ashfaq Kayani and former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, saying eras of both of them were of paramount significance for the army and judiciary. The two have rendered history-making services. Both the institutions were undergoing worst situation when they took over the charge of their offices. The army had become victim of ill-conceived policies of Pervez Musharraf as the former president had used it to serve his personal interests. Wrong impression about army was prevailing among the people. Kayani improved the prestige and credibility of the army to large extent and acknowledged the authority of civilian government.
The former CJ has left indelible imprints on the history of judiciary and has authored new history of the judiciary, he said. He investigated into corruption scams and saved the national kitty from colossal losses during his tenure, he added.

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