ISLAMABAD:(APS) Nov 11,2015 – Addressing the National Assembly on Thursday, Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah remarked that yesterday’s Corps Commanders’ Conference has sought ‘better governance’ which is an important hint to the government,APS News reported.
Pointed out the lack of quorum in the House, Shah said, “The session can proceed once the princes are present.”
He said the government, during its two-and-a-half years-long tenure, had not learnt to take parliament seriously.
Mehmood Khan Achakzai of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party stated that the government should ensure presence of ministers in the assembly session. He said finalization of any foreign policy out of the Parliament is not acceptable.
Suggesting better ties between the military and civil leaderships, Achakzai said both ‘Sharifs’ should work together on same page.
The remarks of politicians came a day after Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said that there was a need to match governance initiatives with military operations to eliminate militancy from the country.
Military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa said that internal and external security was discussed in the meeting, including the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to uproot militancy. However, General Raheel highlighted the need for “matching complimentary governance initiatives for long term gains of operation and enduring peace.”
He also called for reform in the tribal region which is still governed under the colonial era laws.
The meeting also discussed the upcoming visit of General Raheel to the US starting from November 15.