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Event Title: Meeting of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges held at Parliament House

Event Date: 2018-08-16

The Senate Committee on Procedure and Privileges was held on Thursday, the 16 August, 2018. Chaired by Senator Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel, the meeting was attended by Senator Usman Khan Kakar, Senator Brig (R) John Kenneth Williams, Senator Nighat Mirza, Senator Khanzada Khan, Senator Sajid Mir and senior officers of Ministries and Departments concerned.

The meeting commenced with the Privilege Motion moved by Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar on 9 July, 2018 regarding misbehaviour by FC Soobedar at Qila Saifullah.

While Senator Usman Khan Kakar presented his case it was determined that the Post Commander and the Commandant FC Balochistan were only following orders. Senator Brig (R) John Kenneth Williams was of the opinion that Inspector General (IG) FC, Balochistan was at fault. He stressed the need to take the case up with IG FC, Balochistan. The Committee gave directions to summon IG FC in the next meeting so that he may clarify his position regarding this issue.

The Privilege Motion moved by Senator Mohsin Aziz on 3 May, 2015 was taken up next. According to details security personnel deputed on the route of Prime minister’s convoy on 9th March, 2018 at 8:00 pm misbehaved with the mover while the he was walking on a track parallel to Margalla Road F-6/3, Islamabad. It was revealed in a letter submitted to the Committee, that after detailed deliberations; and on the basis of assurance from the concerned quarters, he did not wish to press the case any further.

While discussing Privilege Motion moved by Senator Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini on 11 May, 2018 regarding misbehaviour with the mover by GM Zehri, Xen, C&W, Department Noshki Balochistan, Chairman Committee stated that according to tribal traditions the matter has been resolved in the office of Chairman Senate. However, it was recommended that according to rules a report must be submitted to the Committee which would be later submitted to the House.

Consideration and adoption of report of the Committee on Privilege Motion moved by Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati on 10 April, 2018 regarding failure of Head of PSQCA in providing a copy of the new Bill which the government was supposed to introduce and not respond to telephone calls made by the mover. The mover submitted to the Committee that the Head of PSQCA personally apologized and this matter has been disposed off.  It was recommended that a formal report be presented in the House.