Elections for chairpersons of various senate standing committees held

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Staff Reporter

Elections of the Chairpersonship of various Standing and Functional Committees of the Senate Secretariat were held on Wednesday at Parliament House.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence, Senator Sherry Rehman has been elected as the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Industries & Production, Senator Manzoor Ahmed Kakar has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource, Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmed has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, Senator Syed Ali Zafar has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Law & Justice, Senator Faisal Javed has been elected as the Chairman on the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, Senator Muhammad Abdul Qadir has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Petroleum, Senator Saifullah Abro has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Power, Senator Taj Haider has been elected as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Senator Farooq Hamid Naek has been elected as the Chairman of the Committee on Delegated Legislation, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed has been elected as the Chairman of the Functional Committee on Devolution, Senator Kamil Ali Agha has been elected as the Chairman of the Functional Committee on Government Assurance.

The newly elected Chairpersons of the committees thanked the members of the committee to show their confidence in them.

The Chairpersons of the Senate Standing and Functional Committees were elected unanimously, under Rule 184 (1) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, by the members of the committee under Rule 175 (1).

Dr Shehzad Waseem, Leader of the House in Senate, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, along with other Parliamentarians, Secretary Senate Mohammad Qasim Samad Khan and High Ranking Officials of the Senate participated in the elections.

The newly elected Chairpersons of the committees thanked the members of the committee to show their confidence in them.

The members of the committee along with all the participants congratulated the newly elected chairpersons on their unanimous election and assured their full support and co-operation to work collectively for the smooth running of the affairs of the committees.

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