Assemblies or fighting zones?
HINA DEEDAR As a citizen of Pakistan, I would like to express my anguish on watching the intense fights among our leaders in our Assemblies, especially the Sindh Assembly the other day. The main objectives of these representative Houses include, to highlight the issues of public importance, impel the government to improve its performance, act as a bridge between people and the state, undertake legislation to update the laws and ensure the rule of law and keep a constant vigil on the functioning of the government, and discuss the issues raised by the Members in the House in the form of questions, adjournment motions, call attention notices, general discussion, resolutions and various Reports. The purpose of the Assemblies is that the Members should make the Executive accountable to the legislature through these devices according to the Rules of Procedure and conduct of Business in the National and the Provincial Assemblies of the country.
Unfortunately, our leader instead of doing constructive dialogues, indulge into harsh taunting to each other and start fighting or get violent. It clearly reflects that our leaders have forgotten their responsibility to serve the nation rather they are egotistic and care for their party reputation. — Karachi