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Shah Mehmood urges opposition to play constructive role

Islamabad EI News (APP):Minister for Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday asked the opposition parties to play their constructive role for the strengthening of parliament and democracy.
Speaking on a point of order in the National Assemly, he said the government and opposition were two integral
parts of the parliament and the performance of the parliament might be
affected if one of them had not played constructive role.
The minister said “they (opposition) should come back and present their point of view as we are ready to listen them”.
It is to mention that Opposition walked out of the House soon after the start of the proceedings for not
producing the Leader of the Opposition Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the House
despite his production orders issued by the Speaker National Assembly.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Production Order of the opposition leader in the National
Assembly Shahbaz Sharif had been issued and these would be implemented.
“The government has no objections to listen the Opposition’s point of view” he added.
He said that the whole proceeding of the National Assembly would be meaningless if the opposition did not play
its role.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League leader Rana Tanveer said that the Speaker National had issued production
order of Shahbaz Sharif but it had not been implemented.
“If the orders regarding the Shahbaz Sharif had not been implemented, we have no justification to attend
the proceeding of the House,” he added.
Later, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad
Khan held successful discussion with the Opposition who later on joined the proceedings
of the House.

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