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ECP failed miserably in its responsibilities: Ex-Speaker NA Ayaz Sadiq

ISLAMABAD: Former Speaker National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) did not fulfill its responsibilities adequately and it was the responsibility of the Parliament to hold them accountable. Addressing the Lower House after he stepped down, Ayaz Sadiq congratulated the new Speaker Asad Qaiser for being elected on the post, and opposition leader Khursheed Shah for a good competition keeping in line with parliamentary procedures.…

Foul language notice: Fazal-ur-Rehman, Ayaz Sadiq to submit affidavits in ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman and former National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to submit official declaration in the commission following a suo moto notice of ECP for using ‘abusive’ language against political opponents. In the supervision of ECP chief Sardar Muhammad Raza, a four-member bench was hearing the suo moto notice. The electoral commission directed JUI-F chief and PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq to submit their affidavits vowing…

Ayaz Sadiq brawls with deputy superintendent Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: Former speaker National Assembly and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday started to brawl with deputy superintendent of Adiala jail while coming to meet convicted Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. Sharif has been convicted by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference.  Ayaz got involved in the brawl when he was asked for checking of his vehicle before entering into the jail premises. Upon which, he not only refused to give checking but he also threatened the…

Ayaz Sadiq says will challenge ruling on nomination papers in SC

ISLAMABAD: Former speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Saturday expressed apprehension that the upcoming general elections scheduled on July 25 can be delayed if new nomination forms are printed as per directives of the Lahore High Court. A day earlier, the LHC set aside the new nomination papers, approved by parliament through the Election Act 2017, and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to start the process of issuing nomination forms afresh after improving them with addition of…

NA speaker directs PTV to air live all budget speeches

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday instructed Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) to air live all budget speeches of Opposition and treasury members. Speaking in the House, the Speaker said, “All budget speeches will be telecast live so people can watch their political leaders”. Earlier, speaking on point of order, leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah alleged that ministers were not giving due respect to the Parliament and usually remained absent from the proceedings of the…

Pakistan, Turkey relationship is unique and exemplary: Ayaz Sadiq

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that friendship between Pakistan and Turkey is is unique and exemplary. During a meeting with Turkish ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul in Parliament House, the NA speaker said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close fraternal relations and frequent contacts at the highest level have been the hallmark of these relations. He underlined the need for enhanced interaction between the parliamentarians of both the countries for further cementing the fraternal…

Parliamentary Committee resolves not to make compromise on dignity

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on National Security today expressed the resolve not to make any compromise on dignity and honour of the country. The resolve came during meeting of the committee held in Islamabad today (Thursday) at the Parliament House. The meeting was chaired by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Defence Minister Khurrum Dastagir, National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah were in…

Ayaz Sadiq fears assemblies might not complete tenure

KARACHI: National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq has expressed fear that the assemblies might not complete their tenure amidst strong opposition being faced by the government from various political parties on several issues.   The NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq, who is also a leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), passed these remarks while talking to a private television channel on Wednesday. “There is an unending string of political events causing trouble for the government,” Sadiq said. He said he was not a…

Govt to amend Election Bill Act 2017 to restore Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday assured restoration of omitted provision from Election Reforms Act 2017 regarding finality of the Prophet-hood (Khatm-e-Nabuwwat). Addressing a press conference here along with legislators from various political parties, the Speaker said that the omission of the oath provision from the nomination papers of the election commission was a ‘clerical mistake’. The issue emerged in the media reports after the opposition’s protest following the passage of Election…