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Senate body concerned over executive’s indifference to people’s woes

ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Friday expressed concern over resolution of grievances of the people and the procedure of disposing off the issues.

The committee directed the ministry to provide detailed briefing on the resolved grievances/complaints of the people after every three months.

Meeting for the Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs was held at the Parliament House, Islamabad.

The Committee discussed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (Government Bill) and unanimously recommended to pass

It also discussed “The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2018” {Substitution of Section 27, Act XXXIII of 2017 (Moved by Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali), in its meeting and unanimously recommended to reject the same.

The Committee confirmed the minutes of its previous meeting which was held on 19th February, 2019 at 02:00 p.m. in the Committee Room 7 (Fourth Floor), Parliament House, Islamabad.

The Committee was given briefing/performance by the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

The official apprised the Committee that this Ministry is the sole coordinating agency between the Ministries/Divisions and the Parliament.

It facilitates the legislative process of the Federal Government and provides linkages between both the Houses and the President.

It also facilitates the Election Commission of Pakistan to respond to the queries of the Parliament. It also provides opportunities to the general masses for redressing of their grievances/complaints. It has no attached department or subordinate offices.

The Additional Secretary responded the queries of the Committee Members with reference to grievances and complaints of the people.

He apprised the Committee that grievances are resolved in cooperation with Prime-Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad.



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