LAHORE    -    Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari on Thursday issued show cause notices to the staff of Punjab Assembly for non-attendance during the budget session in Aiwan-e-Iqbal and demanded a reply within a week. Acting secretary Punjab Assembly had issued a notification on the orders of the deputy speaker stating that orders had been issued to the Legislative Branch, State Branch, Reporting Branch and Security Branch of the Punjab Assembly to immediately render their services to Aiwan-e-Iqbal Punjab Assembly. Despite the orders of the deputy speaker, all these departments did not report at Aiwan-e-Iqbal budget meeting.

The officers have been directed to reply to notice within seven days otherwise departmental disciplinary action will be taken against them.