ISLAMABAD - Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Khan demanded of the Government to restrict direct meetings of foreign dignitaries with Chief of Army Staff and stressed the need of the active role of the Ministry of Defence in this regard. Expressing his views in the National Assembly on a point of order Ch Nisar Ali Khan was of the view that the Defense Minister must play an active role and direct meetings of foreign dignitaries with Chief of Army Staff should be banned. He also expressed concern over the issuance of statements by Director General ISI on national policy matters. He said that the Government must take concrete steps to provide relief to the people as inflation had virtually broken the backbone of the masses since the new set-up took charge after Feb 18 polls. He said that even in the holy month of Muhurram, the Government had failed to give relief to the masses while on the other hand, it put extra burden on them with increased and unannounced load-shedding and gas outages. Referring to the grave situation in Gaza, the Opposition Leader also demanded of the Government to convene an emergency meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers to discuss Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. He said the OIC was conceived following the incident of burning of Al-Quds Sharif and the organization should play its role in defending the rights of the Palestinians. He also proposed that Pakistan should immediately dispatch relief goods for victims of Israeli aggression. He also regretted that the Government had not reduced the prices of oil in proportion to the decrease in prices in the international market. He said the House should also discuss the situation arising out of the persistent load-shedding and shortage of gas. Mr Faisal Saleh Hayat, Mr Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Ms Khushbakht Shujaat, Munir Khan Orakzai and Maulana Asmatullah also expressed concern over Gaza situation and extended full solidarity with the people of Palestine. They emphasized that the Government should take guidance from the Parliament in addressing the challenges facing the country.