ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Speaker National Assembly Asad
Qaiser has said that Press Gallery is an extension of the Parliament.
He said that media being an important part of the State creates strong
linkage between the Parliament and the common people.
He said the Media has important role to play to propagate soft image
of the country and improve governance. He also mentioned that
facilitating media personnel in the Parliament House would multiply
their working capacity. He expressed these views while inaugurating
the Media Centre in the Parliament House along with Chairman Senate
While appreciating the role of Parliamentary Press Reporter, Speaker
Asad Qaiser resolved to provide modern facilities and technology to
the press gallery in the Parliament House. He directed National
Assembly Secretariat to initiate necessary steps in consultation with
Parliamentary Reporters Association for up-gradation of the Press
While responding to a question of a Reporter, Speaker Asad Qaiser
remarked that 0pposition had created a false propaganda regarding
vote account. He said that raising question on vote count during vote
of confidence in the presence of the whole National and International
Media is incomprehensible. Responding to a question of a reporter, he
said that he had constituted a Committee that happened outside or
inside the Parliament House.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani remarked that the role of Media in
the democratic societies is of inevitable nature. He also said that
supporting the freedom of the Electronic and Print Media would
disseminate democratic values in the society. He said that resolving
issues faced by journalist in the Parliament is the priority. He also
remarked that Media Centre was upgraded on the demand of
Parliamentary Reporter Association (PRA).
While addressing the inaugural ceremony, President PRA Behazad
Saleemi expressed his gratitude to the Chairman Senate Sadiq
Sanjrani and Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser for their
magnanimous efforts to facilitate the reporters in the Parliament. He
said that free and impartial media was imperative for making Pakistan
a true democracy.