NA speaker contacts opposition leaders to form panel on coronavirus issue

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ISLAMABAD: Acting on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan to muster opposition’s support for the nation’s war against coronavirus, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Friday started contacting opposition parties’ heads for the formation of a parliamentary committee comprising members of the government and opposition to oversee the government’s efforts to cope with the pandemic.

According to the National Assembly Secretariat, the speaker telephoned PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islami-F (JUI-F) parliamentary leader Maulana Asad Mehmood and Pakistan Muslim League-N senior leaders Rana Tanvir Hussain and Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

The speaker discussed the formation of the parliamentary committee to oversee the government’s efforts to deal with corona pandemic.

Talking to PPP chairman, the speaker said: “Together we have to fight that pandemic and send a message to the nation that the entire political leadership of the country is united at this critical juncture of the country,” says an official press release issued here on Friday.

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