ISLAMABAD - Expressing serious concerns over the fragile security arrangements for Parliament House, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has taken up the matter with Federal Interior Minister and Federal Capital police bosses to spruce up the security of the Parliament and plug the lacunae.

He was responding to media persons' questions after launching the performance report of the National Assembly for first Parliamentary Year (June 1, 2013-May 31-2014) here at Parliament House.

Referring to the incident of Sikh protesters barging into the premises of Parliament, Ayaz said that he had written to both Interior Minister and police chief to look into the matter that how the protesters were supposed to lodge their protest in front of the press club broke into red zone and even entered the premises of the Parliament.

"I have written to police and interior minister for resolving the issue of security over issues like the Sikhs' forced entry into the premises of the Parliament.  Reflecting on one-year performance of the National Assembly, Ayaz termed it highly satisfactory and expressed his resolve that he would put in his best to further improve it in years to come.

Terming transparency as hallmark of its functioning, the Speaker National Assembly said that the performance of the Parliament must not be misconstrued with the government's performance as the role of Parliament was just like a facilitator in the process of legislation.

According to the report launched by the Speaker in 130 days, some 11 sessions were summoned wherein 11 bills were passed by the National Assembly, and some 29 Standing Committees were constituted. Some 10 reports of various Standing Committees and three reports of Public Accounts Committee had bee presented before the house.

Some 56 resolutions ranging from foreign affairs to internal security of the country were tabled and approved by the house while replies of some 8660 starred and 2703 un-starred questions were given.

In all some 753 calling attention notices were moved by the members out of which some 118 came under detailed discussion in the Lower House of the Parliament.