The Senate Standing Committee on Privatization on Tuesday has expressed its annoyance over the continuous absence of the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) in the meeting of the Committee.
The Committee which met here with Senator Shammim Afridi in the Chair, decided to move a privilege motion in the Senate against Chairman CDA for his absence in the meeting despite repeated instructions.
The Committee also decided to bring the matter into the notice of Chairman Senate, besides apprising him about the impediments faced in the proceedings of meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar said that nobody is above the law and it was the privilege of the Committee to call the public servant any time and held him answerable.
He said that the Chairman CDA was also not present in last meeting of the Committee and due to his absence, the Committee was unable to get appropriate replies regarding the matters pertaining to civic agency.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Committee Senator Shammim Afridi said that the Privatization Commission has hired 18 consultants for the divestment of state owned enterprises, adding that transaction of such loss making entities were not completed yet. The Privatization Commission was directed to submit details of financial expenses of all such consultants before the next meeting of the Committee, he expressed.