Shoaib Ur RehmanFebruary 8, 2019
ISLAMABAD: A delegation of members of Balochistan Assembly held a meeting with a group of Senators in Senate here Friday and discussed matters related to Balochistan besides receiving a briefing about functioning of Senate. The delegation was led by Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly Babar Khan Musakhel.
Senators Agha Shahzaib Durrani, Hidayatullah, Naseebullah Barzai, Ahmed Khan and Dilawar Khan welcomed the delegation. Talking to the delegation, Senator Agha Shahzaib Durrani said the standing committees of the Senate were working effectively to highlight issues of different parts of the country.
The Senators from Balochistan were not only aware of the issues of Balochistan but also took steps and made recommendations for resolution of problems of the province, he told. Senator Shahzaib Durrani said the members of Senate from Balochistan always raised voice for the rights of their province.
He said the road network of Balochistan was spread over 4000 kilometres which was the biggest in Pakistan but motorway police and staff was not available for it.
The matter was raised in the Standing Committee of Senate for Planning and Development because of which approval had been secured for hiring of 4000 personnel for manning the motorways. Senator Hidayatullah Khan said Senate was the house of federation and all provinces were represented in it.
Senator Ahmed Khan said Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani belonged to Balochistan and his doors were always open for people of his province.
Special Secretary Senate Muhammad Anwar briefed the delegation about the procedures and rules of Senate and said Senate wanted to hold more such special sessions with the members of provincial assemblies.
The session was held with the cooperation of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The delegation included Leader of the Opposition in the Balochistan Assembly Muhammad Sikandar Khan, MPs Abdul Wahid Siddiqui, Muhammad Muneeb Khan, Ahmed Nawaz, Sanaullah Baloch, Abdul Rashid, Qadir Ali, Dr Arbab, Fareeda Bibi and Zubaida Begum.
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