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Govt to hold consultations on amending NAB laws: Ayaz Sadiq

LAHORE:  Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Saturday said that the government will hold consultations for bringing amendments to NAB laws.

Talking to media after visiting JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at Ittefaq Hospital to inquire after his health, the Speaker said that there was a need to decide beforehand whether the outgoing government would prepare budget in 2018 or it would be left over to the incoming.

He added that as per law, a member was de-seated for absence from the house for over 40 days, adding “we don’t want to use this law against elected representatives.”

To a question about Panamagate, Sadiq said that he did not want to comment on it as it was pending in the court.

The Speaker sais that before NA session, the House Business Advisory Committee’s meeting was held wherein it was decided how to run the house.  He added that he run the house as per the decision of the Advisory committee.

He praised Pakistan People’s Party for what he said its positive role in the National Assembly. Sadiq said that PPP did not talk about derailing democracy.

Earlier, he inquired after the health of Maulana Fazlur Rehman at Ittefaq Hospital. He also presented flower bouquet to Maulana Faz.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also called on JUI-F chief at Ittefaq Hospital for the second consecutive day. He inquired after his health and presented him flower bouquet.