Islamabad: The National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has formed a parliamentary committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a news source reported. This panel will be responsible for overseeing ongoing projects.
The panel’s formation comes as the speaker pursues the motions adopted by the NA on February 21 and the Senate on March 1.
The panel is comprised of 14 members of the NA and seven senators who belong to all major political parties having representation in the parliament.
NA speaker Qaiser has also defined the functions of this CPEC panel. In his notification, it says that the said parliamentary committee will oversee the CPEC projects, monitor their implementation, and make recommendations for their fast and timely implementation.
The notification further elaborated that the panel may welcome suggestions. These suggestions can be related to improvements for cost and time reduction, along with provision of better services to the public. Also, the committee will strive for the promotion of consensus, and support for CPEC in the federation.
The NA speaker stated that the CPEC panel will submit periodical reports to both houses of the parliament. The parliament may then make rules to regulate its procedure.