Senate holds golden jubilee celebrations in March with austerity


The Senate on Monday unanimously approved the motion to hold golden jubilee celebrations due in March with austerity and soberness due to prevailing economic situation and floods devastation.

Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani presiding the 325th session of the Upper House of the Parliament directed Senator Gurdeep Singh of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to move the motion on holding golden jubilee celebrations of the Senate with restraint and austerity and permission of the chamber to be used by foreign dignitaries to address the house on the occasion. Senator Sanjrani said the parliamentary leaders meeting had decided that the celebrations were to be held full-fledged but due to weak economic situation and post-flood 2022 devastation it was not suitable to hold lively celebrations. It was decided in that meeting to hold celebrations across all the provinces with special visits to the provincial assemblies, he said.

He added that the senators would be allowed to talk for 5 minutes on the occasion, whereas former senators have also been invited to attend the special session of the Upper House. An advertisement was also published in this regard and the former senators were requested to get their registration with the Senate Protocol office to attend the special session from March 15.

He added that keeping in view the austerity measures foreign dignitaries from Pakistan’s friendly countries were also invited to attend the special session.

“I propose Gurdeep Singh to move this motion and the entire house should endorse it,” he ended.