Majority of MPs questions stay unanswered
ISLAMABAD – Majority of questions asked by Parliamentarians on Monday during the Question Hour of the National Assembly session remained unanswered.
Out of around 80 questions, 41 questions were not received from the relevant Ministries while six were deferred to other departments.
Majority of questions, which were not replied, related to the Interior Ministry while few were pointed towards Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.
Interior minister shifted a question asked by lawmaker Sheikh Salahuddin, which kept on deferring since 44th session that whether sectarian hatred and violence are being spread in the country through print, electronic and social media and whether there is any proposal under consideration regarding formulation of a national policy by the government, to the Information and Broadcasting Division.
The Interior Minister also deferred another question, which is being deferred since 39th session that whether some seminaries in the country are receiving financial and other support like training of clerics, teachers and curriculum development from some foreign Islamic countries, if so, the details thereof.
Likewise many important questions asked from the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs also remained unanswered.
Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal did not answer many important questions.
Shiekh Salahuddin’s question regarding the steps being taken by the government to bring back assets of the country – illegally deposited in Swiss Banks during last four years, was also not answered by the Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.
Lawmaker Ramesh Lal asked from the Interior Minister the names and father names of those persons who were granted beer and wine licences since 2013 but he failed to reply.
The query of Mian Abdul Manan that whether the hotels in capital are observing one dish system during weddings also remained unattended.
Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs also did not respond to the question of lawmaker Tahira Aurangzeb regarding the steps being taken by the government to address difficulties of Pakistani pilgrimages and tourists faced on their way back from Iran.
The Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs did not respond to the question of MNA Siraj Muhammad Khan about steps taken by the present government to move towards an interest-free economy as envisaged by the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his address upon opening of the State Bank of Pakistan on 1st July, 1948.