PTI firmly believes in upholding of justice, equality: NA informed

PTI firmly believes in upholding of justice, equality: NA informed

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan says we should be loyal to our country, rather than political leaders.
Expressing his views in National Assembly on Tuesday, he said production orders of any member of assembly can be issued for allowing them to raise the issues of their constituency, not forwarding their personal issues at the floor of the House.
Former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said common man is facing the brunt of rising inflation. He accused the treasury benches of creating an atmosphere of tension in the parliament rather than holding discussions on issues of public importance.
Raja Pervez Ashraf said production order is prerogative of every member of national assembly irrespective of his political affiliation.
The PPP MNA also demanded the holding of NA Committee meetings on priority basis.
Minister for Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi said no one is above the law and the operations of ANF are conducted without any discrimination.
He said the government of PTI firmly believes in upholding of justice and equality. He said on the basis of credible intelligence received, the movement of MNA Rana Sanaullah was monitored for three weeks and he was apprehended with cache of drugs.
He said as Rana Sanaullah was caught red handed, there was no need for seeking additional remand for him. The State Minister said no compromise will be made with those who are involved in drug trafficking.
Shehryar Khan Afridi said 2900 personnel of Anti-Narcotics Force are playing a key role in eradicating the menace of drug from society.
He said the force is understaffed and lacks necessary resources and modern technology. Despite this, he said, drugs worth billions of dollars are confiscated each year by the ANF and the conviction rate of the agency is 98%.
Raja Pervez Ashraf said the media is fourth pillar of democracy and it should function freely in the country.
Referring to Reko Diq and similar cases of international arbitration, he said the commission set up by the Prime Minister should probe the roles of all those involved in this affair.
He said the function, scope and mandate of the commission should be discussed in the parliament too.

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