Government paying no attention to masses issues: PML-Q
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) President Senator Shujaat Hussain and senior central leader Parvez Elahi have said that the government was not paying any attention to basic issues faced by the people. While addressing the PML Punjab Parliamentary Party meeting on Saturday, they said that the assembly was intentionally being kept in dark and unconcerned about worsening situation of price hike of essential articles, lawlessness and other important matters.
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Moreover, the government does not talk on these matters in the assembly and this attitude is against the basic principles of democracy and supremacy of the Constitution and law, they added. The meeting expressed concern over the matters of public importance were being ignored, people were committing suicides along with their children owing to hunger due to price hike of essential articles, more and more people were being killed daily due to lawlessness but price hike, law and order and other matters concerning the people were intentionally not being brought on the agenda of the assembly so that these could be appropriately debated.
The meeting decided that peoples' problems and issues would be effectively and forcefully would be raised inside and outside the assembly and for this contacts with other members of the opposition while the PML was also in contact with the independent members so that united efforts were made for solving the peoples' problems.
Parliamentary party also expressed concern over inappropriate attitude of the government towards the opposition members and opined that the opposition was also being ignored in the development funds matter, development works had not been started intentionally in the constituencies of the PML parliamentarians.
The meeting termed this attitude as amounting to enmity with the people of these constituencies and said this has also proved that the government was not honouring democratic and parliamentary principles, values and traditions. MPAs Aamir Sultan Cheema, Ahmad Shah Khagga, Dr Muhammad Afzal, Sardar Asif Nakai, Sardar Vickas Hassan Mokal, Baasima Chaudhry and Jayeda Khalid, Provincial General Secretary Chaudhry Zaheeruddin Khan, Senior Vice-President Muhammad Basharat Raja and Additional General Secretary Nasir Mahmood Gill and others attended the meeting.