Attorney General to be asked for a formal reply about his letter to Aviation Committee: Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday said that Attorney General would be formally be asked to give his stance about the text of his letter written to the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation. The Senate was formally informed about objections on a letter of Attorney General to Standing Committee on Aviation by its Chairman Mushahid Ullah Khan while considering the cases of PIA employees who have recently been dismissed from the services by the PIA management in wake of fake degrees. After hearing the view of PPPP Senators including Mian Raza Rabbani, Sherry Rehman, PTI lawmakers Nauman Wazir, Faisal Javed and Azam Swati, the Chairman Senate said that Attorney General would be written to submit his reply about the letter to Aviation Committee. Speaking on the issue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan said “We believe in sovereignty of the Parliament and Attorney General should be listened about this letter whether it was the opinion of the federal government or of his own.”

The minister said that Attorney General should be asked to explain his position about this letter before making final conclusion. “The Standing Committees are the real strength of Parliament. This Parliament would be not of use if Standing Committees are stuck and their working as well as functioning is limited,” he added.

A member of the Aviation Committee Senator Faisal Javed said “a letter was shown to us in the meeting and legal opinion had been sought from Chairman Senate. This is not a political but a legal matter as everyone is working here for the people of Pakistan.”