Senators elect chairmen of standing committees

Sherry Rehman to chair foreign affairs committee, Mushahid defence, Ali Zafar law and justice

By: News Desk      Published: 02:49 PM, 2 Jun, 2021
Senators elect chairmen of standing committees
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PPP senior leader Senator Sherry Rehman has been elected as the chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported 24NEwsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Senator Sami Yazdi and PTI Senator Faisal Javed, Dr Wasim Shehzad and PPP Senator Palwasha Khan also attended the meeting.

It is relevant to mention here that Sherry Rehman has been a member of the Senate of Pakistan since 2015. 

Sherry was the first woman Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from March to August 2018 and served as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2013.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed has been elected as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee for Defence.

PTI’s Senator Abdul Qadir has been elected as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee for Petroleum. The term of Abdul Qadir, who was elected with a unanimous vote, will be for three years.

Senator Faisal Javed has been elected as chairman of Standing Committee for Information and Broadcasting whereas Senator Ali Zafar has been elected as chairman of Senate Standing Committee for Law and Justice.

When asked about barring the media from attending the election of chairmen of the standing committees, Yousaf Raza Gilani said the government informed them about this issue. He said they hopes that the media will not be kept away from the meetings of these committees.