Protest by govt and opposition members on absence of ministers in Senate

ISLAMABAD: Coalition partners of the federal government and opposition parties on Friday protest absence of ministers in the Upper House of the Parliament.

Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presided over the budget session. On the occasion, Senator Saleem Mandviwala while congratulating the Pakistanis claimed that Pakistan has been removed from the gray list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

When Senate Chairman asked for debate on budget, Opposition leader Shahzad Waseem said that there were no ministers in the House and whether they should talk to the House’s walls.

The allies of the government also burst into anger over absence of ministers and said that not a single minister from the cabinet is present in the House.

Raza Rabbani asked Senate Chairman to use his influence and discuss the matter with the PM. “I won’t speak in protest due to absence of ministers in the House,” he said.

PTI Senator Faisal Javed said that his party is ready to return to the National Assembly if rulers sell their assets abroad and get their money back to Pakistan.