Interior Minister should clarify deal with protesters: Senate chairman

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has called upon Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal to brief senate over deal with protesters of Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan (TLP).

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“The incidents that unfolded  in the last two days in Pakistan are alarming. Ahsan Iqbal can reach the high court in 15 minutes, but he is not interested in the parliament and its affairs. The parliament will not let affect democracy and constitution a bit”, he said while addressing the Senate.

Raza Rabbani expressed displeasure over Interior Affairs Ahsan Iqbal’s absence from the session.

Senate Chairperson also expressed displeasure over the absence of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from the session.

He said that premier should have stayed in the country, due to the law and order situation in the country, instead of leaving for Saudi Arabia.

Delimitation bill not passed

The Senate session was adjourned without the bill on the delimitation of constituencies being passed.

Previously, the upper house tried thrice to pass the bill but absence of lawmakers, from both the opposition and treasury benches, always delays the bill.

On November 13, the Council of Common Interests approved delimitation of new constituencies on the basis of provisional results of Population Census 2017, paving a way for timely conduct of next general elections.

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