Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Council of Chairmen in its last meeting today asked the heads of various committees to transact all the legislative and other parliamentary business as soon as possible to avoid any pendency and complete its assigned tasks in wake of expiry of their tenure. The Council of Chairmen held its meeting today which was presided over by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani.
Besides Deputy Chairman Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Leader of the Opposition Ch. Aitezaz Ahsan, Heads of various Committees and Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik also participated in the meeting. Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik briefed the Council about the implementation status of the decisions.
At the outset of the meeting, the Chairman Senate remarked that he strongly believes in collective decision making and during the three years collective approach, at the House Business Advisory Committee level and the Council of Chairmen and other important forums, has rendered outstanding results and the House acted as one voice.
He said that the committees have done a wonderful job during this time, however, he informed the chairpersons that mechanism to ensure implementation of the decisions of the committees needs to be further improved to get more tangible results, adding that government is also working introducing legislation to this effect.
Mian Raza Rabbani observed that ministerial response to the recommendations of the committee helped the House to play more active and vibrant role. “There is need to keep that pace and vibrancy alive”, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani said. He also lauded the support of the secretariat in this regard.
On the occasion Deputy Chainman Senate Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri eulogized the contributions of Mian Raza Rabbani as Chairman of the Senate and admitted the fact that he took decisions while taking all on board. “I have never witnessed such vibrancy in my career as parliamentarian” Haideri observed.
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate said that Raza Rabbani has set standards and benchmarks for efficient working. The steps taken for preserving the history of democratic struggle would go a long way in strengthening the foundations of democracy in the country. The Council of Chairmen also praised the guidance and contributions of Raza Rabbani as Chairman Senate.
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