The Senate Standing Committee on Postal Services on Friday was adjourned due to the absence of Minister and Sr. Joint Secretary, Postal Services. The Committee took serious notice of this and was of the view that Parliamentary Committees are a crucial forum and must be taken seriously.
Members asserted that strict action must be taken against both the Minister and Sr. Joint Secretary. They said that this is a breach of privilege of Parliament and only through Parliamentary committee recommendations things can progress. It was also stressed that according to the rules of procedure no one below the rank of Additional Secretary or equivalent may brief Committees of Parliament.
It was decided that Committee members will meet Chairman Senate on Monday and will brief him of the situation.
Chaired by Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Sheikh, the meeting was attended by Senator Mohsin Aziz, Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Senator Naseebullah Bazai, Senator Rana Mahmood ul Hassan, Senator Anwar Lal Dean, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, Senator Aurangzeb Khan and senior officers from Pakistan Post Office Department.