ISLAMABAD: In a bid to muster the political support to counter impending challenges in wake of coronavirus pandemic, the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser had telephonic contact with PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, JUI(F) Parliamentary leader Maulana Asad Mehmood, and PML (N) senior leadership Rana Tanvir Hussain and Khawaja Muhammad Asif, today. The speaker discussed the formation of the parliamentary committee to oversee the government’s efforts to deal with the corona pandemic.

While talking to the PPP Chairman, the Speaker said that together we have to fight that pandemic and send a message to the entire nation that the entire nation and the political leadership of the country were united at that critical juncture. Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari agreed with the Speaker saying that the pandemic and its aftermath needed to be fought together as a nation. He extended his and his party’s support for that national cause.

While talking to the PML(N) leaders, the Speaker said the Coronavirus apart from affecting the health of the people would adversely affect the economy of the country. He said that the country could face a multitude of challenges in the coming days. They agreed to forge unity to tackle the challenges and assured them to give the names of their party’s representatives after consultation with party leadership.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser mobilized to unite the entire political leadership to fight the Coronavirus.  In a meeting with Speaker National Assembly Asad  Qaiser and Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday, the two leaders agreed to set up a parliamentary committee to avoid the coronavirus and monitor governmental actions.

In addition to delivering its recommendations to the government, the parliamentary committee will also review the steps taken by the government to deal with the Coronavirus.

The committee will be notified as soon the National Assembly Secretariat receives the names of the members from political parties.

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