Pakistan

Nawaz attends Senate session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif fulfilled the wish of the senators on Tuesday by attending the session of the Upper House for the first time since being elected the head of the government, ARY News reports.

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Aitezaz Ahsan welcomed the Prime Minister when he arrived at the Upper House after the Budget session in the National Assembly.

PM Nawaz was seen in a jovial mood and said that he decided to meet Aitzaz Ahsan and Raza Rabbani, two key Senators of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), as they were upset. He lightly added that he will try to attend sessions of the Upper House.

Opposition parties in the Upper House were protesting over the absence of the head of government for being absent from the sessions. They had also boycotted the address of President Mamnoon Hussain in the Parliament on the completion of the parliamentary year.

“If the Prime Minister does not attend Senate sessions then why should they come to the Parliament”, they had said.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented a copy of the budget to the Senate at that time.

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Nawaz attends Senate session

by Raza Haidery