Chairman Functional Committee on Government Assurances, Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo, in a meeting on Friday while discussing the assurance given by the Minister in-Charge of the Establishment Division in the Senate sitting held on 19th January, 2016 regarding introduction and passage of constitutional amendment in either House of Parliament for employment quota; stressed that the quota system in under-developed areas must not be rolled-back, since it has the potential to alleviate grievances of smaller provinces. He added that our leaders who drafted the 1973 Constitution; keeping in view dynamics of social inequality and ethnic diversity of the country had ensured that this provision be added as Article 27 (1) of the Constitution.
Committee members, while unanimously supporting the quota system were of the view that it was the collective responsibility of each member, to go beyond party lines and do what is in the best interest of Pakistan and its people. The Committee also stressed that while keeping the quota system intact was important, it was imperative that those selected on this basis are made to serve in those areas. This, is the only road to progress, it was added. Members stressed the need for the PM to address this matter of extreme importance to smaller provinces, seriously.
Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Mr. Farogh Naseem stressed that the employment quota issue was a complicated matter; and one that merited great contemplation. He assured the Committee that this would be resolved soon.
Taking up the issue of National Assembly Cooperative Housing Society, Chairman Committee, Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo gave directions that lists of all allottees be posted publicly. A sub-Committee, that was earlier formulated for this purpose was re-notified. It was recommended that Compaction of streets N1-N5 be added in the TORs.
Chaired by Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizinjo, the meeting was attended by Senator Fida Muhammad, Senator Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Senator Keshoo Bai, Senator Prof. Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani and senior officers from the Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs and the Ministry of Law and Justice along with all concerned. Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Mr. Faroogh Naseem was also present.