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Will welcome Zardari in Parliament twice: Speaker NA

KARACHI: Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Monday said that as a Speaker of the house he would welcome every newcomer to the house and if Asif Ali Zardari came to the house he would welcome him twice.

Talking to newsmen at the residence of MNA Sajid Ahmed after condoling on the death of his mother and brother he said that for accountability, opposition had brought Bill in Senate while the government had submitted bill in National Assembly.

“Now its up to the opposition and government to decide which bill should be enacted and implemented,” he added.

He said that Karachi was Pakistan’s face. He added that success of National Action Plan would be success of Pakistan.

Regarding Panama leaks, he said that the issue was in the court and court decision must be respected.

The Speaker also visited the residence of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza to offer condolences on demise of his mother.

Speaking to media, Ayaz Sadiq said Asif Ali Zardari had him met with Mirza some 20 years ago. “Those who do not accept me being NA speaker, actually refuse to accept the constitution,” he said. “I am a constitutionally elected speaker of the National Assembly.”

He said that he was away from organisational affairs of his party since he took over office of the NA speaker.

Speaking with regard to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the speaker said a committee was being formed in this regard, for which the nomination of opposition members was pending.

Ayaz Sadiq said that effective implementation of NAP was crucial and it needed to be further reinforced. “This is important to tackle the serious challenges faced by the country,” he added.