Lahore : Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervez Elahi has said that for the first time law was made in the Punjab for issuing production orders which benefited the opposition.
He said this while talking to a delegation of APNS which called on him at his residence here today (Sunday).
The delegation included Mehtab Khan, Mujibur Rehman Shami, Rameeza Nizami, Khushnood Ali Khan, Sarmad Ali, Jamil Akhtar, Mumtaz Tahir, Usman Majeed Shami, Bilal Mehmud, Shahid Mehmood, Humayun Gulzar, Rehmat Ali Raazi, Dr Tanveer Tahir, Naveed Chaudhry, Sardar Khan Niazi , Bilal Butt and Imran Ather among others.
Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that APNS problems and difficulties are genuine, want these to be solved soon, large scale dismissals of media workers are source of concern.
He said that the media should not only do criticism but also guide the government and the opposition, as a Speaker my role is neutral, for the first time in the history of Punjab Assembly in-camera briefing was held on Sahiwal like incident.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi further said that the law for issuing production orders was in all the assemblies but there was no such law in the Punjab.
APNS delegation while describing the tenure of Ch Pervaiz Elahi as the Chief Minister termed it golden era particularly for the media and said that system of newspapers and television was going on very smoothly, establishing the colonies for the journalists are such works which can never be forgotten, besides this, you had undertaken ideal and historical reforms for the welfare and well-being of the people, Surgical Tower in Mayo Hospital, Burn Centres, setting up of cardiology hospitals and Multan Burn Centre in health sector are worth mentioning.
It would be worth mentioning here that Rameeza Nizami had banned the coverage of Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi in her media group . Waqt News , The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt did not cover him a few while ago . She off and on visited any govt personality along with APNS or CPNE delegation but today she visited Ch Pervaiz Elahi , may to bury the hatchet in order to start a new beginning with Ch family.