ISLAMABAD: A privilege motion signed by 26 members belonging to all political parties was moved in Senate on Monday against the controversial statement made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan against the members of the Senate. The Chair referred the motion to the privilege committee of the House as the leader of the house Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq did not oppose the motion.
The Senate resumed its session in Islamabad with Deputy Chairman Sabir Ali Baloch in the chair. Opposition leader Aitzaz Ahmed is also included in the movers of the motion. No one defended Imran Khan in the house there is no representation of PTI in Senate. In controversial statement Imran had termed the senators as sale product. The matter has been sent to the privilege committee. Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq said that he is bound to implement the decision of the house. The senators had also protested against the statement of Imran Khan. ANP Senator Zahid Khan moved the motion with the sings of 26 Senators in the house. The privilege committee could summon the Imran Khan.
It is first time that the privilege motion of parliamentary leader of any party in one house of parliament has been tabled in another house of the Senator.
At the outset of the session, the House offered Fateha for the departed souls of FC personnel who were martyred in the terrorist incidents.
Senator Mushahidullah Khan has said that the government will privatize those departments that are in loss and will protect the rights of the workers under the Workers Rights Act.
Concluding the discussion on a motion moved by Raza Rabbani regarding the privatization policy of the government, he said that the government is taking serious steps to take the country out of the crisis. He said during the short period the government took important decisions to put the country on the path of progress and development.
Taking part in the discussion, the members said that provision of employment opportunities to the citizens is the prime responsibility of the government. They said that if government wants to privatize different departments then it should safeguard the rights of the employees. They said for privatization a transparent and effective system is needed to achieve the desired results.
They said that to carry out the process of privatization there should be separate ministry that does not exist at present and the matters are being dealt by privatization board.
Those who spoke on the occasion include Shahi Syed and Mohsin Khan Leghari. The House has now been prorogued.