Wazir Baig and Jamil Ahmad attending 17th Speakers’ Conference

Speakers and Deputy Speakers from National Assembly, Gilgit-Baltistan, four provinces and Azad Kashmir at the inaugural ceremony of the 17th Speakers' Conference
Speakers and Deputy Speakers from National Assembly, Gilgit-Baltistan, four provinces and Azad Kashmir at the inaugural ceremony of the 17th Speakers’ Conference

Islamabad, April 13: The Seventeenth Conference of the Speakers started today in the federal capital. It will continue till the 15th.

The conference was inaugurated by NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Constitution Room of Parliament House.

The Conference is being attended by Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Provincial Assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Speakers of Legislative Assemblies of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker from KPK were not present. The Secretaries of the Provincial legislatures and Legislative Assemblies are assisting their respective Speakers.

GBLA Speaker Wazir Baig
GBLA Speaker Wazir Baig

Speaking on the first day GBLA Speaker Wazir Baig said that the rights of Gilgit-Baltistan are being ignored. He urged the participants to accept the people of Gilgit-Baltistan as constitutional Pakistanis.

He also highlighted the importance of Gilgit-Baltistan, giving details about its geo-political, economic and strategic importance.

The GBLA Speaker also reportedly said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto played pivotal role in stirring the status-quo in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Speakers, during the course of deliberations, will review the decision taken in 16th Speakers Conference held in Lahore besides deliberating upon issues concerning legislation, working of committees and other administrative issues of their respective Houses and promotion of healthy Parliamentary traditions in Pakistan. On the conclusion of the Conference, “Islamabad Declaration” would be adopted.

GBLA Deputy Speaker Jamil Ahmad
GBLA Deputy Speaker Jamil Ahmad

The Secretaries of the National and Provincial legislatures and Legislative Assemblies met in Islamabad on 3rd April, 2014 in Islamabad and finalized the agenda for the 17th Speakers Conference.

The current Conference would help promote healthy tradition of tolerance, dialogue and commitment to democracy, said a statement released by the National Assembly.

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  1. We appreciate your efforts and truthfulness but it was too
    late. You as well as CM sab could not convince the federal govt when you had
    your own govt. However positive thinking and honesty is regarded everywhere and
    every time. As far as you have mention about shaheed zulfiqar ali Bhutto really
    he was an international leader but his successors as well as his follower set a
    bad example of bad governance in GB as well as in Pakistan. His motto was
    delivery the basic needs to deserving and vulnerable but present his follower
    tried their level best to snatch this service.

    Now the perception of GB people regarding leadership and
    party has totally changed and they believe on only service delivery that was
    not witnessed in this self governance duration. Though you often raised voice
    against corruption but could not succeed to reduce or stop it. In such
    situation it would be better if GB assembly would be dissolved instead of subscribing
    a bad governance example in history of GB.

    Still your political leadership is reluctant to support top
    management in stream lining the systems and reducing corruption.

    Speaker sab we the members of civil society of GB have
    become too dishearten and disappointed on not having service delivery to
    public. It is good step that still you
    are struggling to convey the message of GB people to higher avenues.

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