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Senate Council of Chairmen in its 11th meeting held on Thursday
Published Date :
Nov 9,2017

Senate Council of Chairmen in its 11th meeting held on Thursday has deliberated upon developing a more efficient mechanism for timely completion and reporting of the matters referred to the committees and proper categorization of the purposes of extensions to present committee reports. The Council also agreed to develop a legislative drafting manual within the Secretariat to ensure that every correspondence is prepared according to a set pattern and different versions are not seen.

The meeting was held with Chairman Senate, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair and was attended among others by Leader of the House Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Leader of the Opposition Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Chairpersons of Committees, Secretary Senate and Secretaries of Senate Committees. The meeting discussed the compliance report of matters relating to heavy agendas of committee meetings, problems faced in implementation of Senate Committees' recommendations and proposal of taking leave of absence from committees on the pattern of the same from Senate House.

Chairman Senate directed the secretariat to maintain record of when the ministerial responses on recommendations of Committees are due. Regarding Committees seeking extension, he directed the Secretariat to include among others a separate category of cases where Committees have to seek extension due to delay in responses from the Government.

The matters of more than one Committee meetings taking place simultaneously and hence resulting in overlapping membership, allocating some finances for inviting experts to the Committee meetings and public hearings and looking for more possible venues for committee meetings were also discussed.

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