LAHORE: Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi has phoned parliamentary leader of Pakistan Peoples Party in Punjab Assembly Syed Hassan Murtaza, and consulted on activating the assembly forum to tackle the Coronavirus.
During his telephonic conversation, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi announced the formation of a parliamentary committee, Pervaiz Elahi said that the committee would consist of parliamentary leaders of all parties, the committee would play a role in tackling the COVID-19 epidemic and providing relief to the victims. The committee could play an active role in the time of harvesting of the crop, he added.
Parliamentary Leader PPP Hassan Murtaza lauded the move and said that it was a good step that the Punjab Assembly session was in the offing to discuss the situation arising out of the spread of the deadly virus across the province. He hoped that the assembly session would have a healthy and productive debate on the issue. He said that the formulation of the committee was a step in the right direction and hoped that the committee would play a dynamic role in dealing with the coronavirus situation.
In any crisis, the role of the elected House is of paramount importance; Parliament cannot be held inactive in any crisis; the role of Speaker Punjab Assembly is very positive, he remarked.
He lauded the role of Speaker Punjab Assembly terming the establishment of the committee as a positive gesture from the speaker of the Punjab assembly.