Speaker Ayaz Sadiq asks politicians to help strengthen NAP

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KARACHI, Jan 2 (APP): Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Monday urged political parties to evolve a joint strategy for further strengthening the National Action Plan (NAP).
Talking to journalists on a day long visit to the metropolis, he said efficient implementation of NAP was extremely crucial and needed to be further reinforced.
“It is important to tackle serious challenges faced by the country,” he said.
In reply to a question, the Speaker said the situation demanded that all
political parties must rise above their respective interests and join hands for the national cause. “We have to work together for the sake of national interests,” he reiterated.
The NA speaker said he was fully conscious of his responsibilities and
would continue to play his role as a bridge between exchequer and opposition parties in the house.
To another query, he reaffirmed his commitment to maintain his neutrality as the custodian of the Lower House of the Parliament.
Earlier, he visited the residence of MNA Sajid Ahmed of MQM and condoled the demise of his father and brother.
Speaker Ayaz Sadiq also visited Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza and offered condolence on demise of his mother.
Later in the day, the NA Speaker visited the residence of Pakistan
Peoples Party’s (PPP) MNA Ghulam Mustafa Shah and offered condolences with him over the demise of his mother-in-law. He also offered Fateha for the departed soul.