Senate: (Senate constitutes committee to consider reforms for speedy justice)


ISLAMABAD: The Senate resumed its session here on Tuesday with Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair. The House offered fateha for Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Burhan Mohammad who died in Singapore today. The Ambassador had sustained serious injuries in Naltar copter crash incident.

The Senate has constituted a committee to consider reforms for providing inexpensive and speedy justice in the country to the people. A motion to this effect was moved by leader of the House Raja Zafar ul Haq. The first meeting of the Committee will be held on Wednesday (May 20) and it will submit its report after three months of Eid ul Fitr.

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Shahi Syed about imprisonment of sixteen Pakistani nationals in the prisons of Israel, Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan has no diplomatic relations with Israel but it has contacted the country through the United Nation, the US and Jordan to verify the presence of the prisoners.

He said this is a humanitarian issue and if Israel confirms presence of Pakistani prisoners in their jail, we will make efforts through indirect channels to secure their release.

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Saeed Ghani, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said there is a proposal under consideration to shift headquarters of Civil Aviation Authority from Karachi to Islamabad on administrative grounds.

However no final decision in this regard has yet been taken. He said the government plans to construct new airports in different cities including Mirpur, Mansehra and Gwadar to enhance connectivity.

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