As­sem­blies or fight­ing zones?

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

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

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