Speaker Punjab Assembly, Ch Parvez Elahi, while inaugurating newly constructed Punjab Assembly mosque on Saturday has said that we (Pakistanis) should always be talking about love, affection, tolerance, endurance and religious harmony in our places of worship. “We should pray that Almighty Allah make our effort (in building a mosque) a source of reformation, love, brotherhood and unity.” He added.
Inauguration of new mosque in Punjab Assembly
He expressed these views while talking to the media on the inauguration of the newly constructed mosque in the Punjab Assembly on Friday. On this occasion, parliamentary leaders and representatives of all political parties were also present.
Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi said new committees are being constituted. In addition, the workings of the standing committees are also being improved, which will work for the welfare, well-being and progress of the people and submit recommendations to the government. He stressed these efforts would produce good results – while all parliamentarians have their own political point of views, in the House all members are working together for the welfare of the people.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that he had also invited Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar to the occasion but he could not come because of his engagements.
Speaker Punjab Assembly said “I felicitate you all on being blessed with offering Juma congregation in the House of Allah, and think that we all had thought about this House of Allah with good intention. The Creator of Humanity has blessed us with success, may Almighty Allah accept our little effort and enable us to offer Namaz Panjgana.”
Elahi said that we are not only to construct mosques but also inhabit them. He said that former MPA Raees Mahboob had contributed Rs 1.14 crore, MPA Sh Allauddin Rs 25 lakhs and all other MPAs and staff members had also financially helped in the construction of the mosque.
The Speaker said that Secretary Punjab Assembly, Mohammad Khan Bhatti and Secretary C & W, Capt (R) Asad worked hard, day and night for the construction of this beautiful mosque.
When media people asked Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz whether he would like to say something, he said that whatever Mr Speaker has said is enough.
On this occasion, Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari, Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja, MPAs Maulana Ilyas Chinioti, Samiullah Khan, Hassan Murtaza, former MPA Raees Mahboob, Secretary Assembly Mohammad Khan Bhatti and Secretary C & W Capt (R) Asad were also present.
Online Int’l News with additional input by GVS News Desk