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Senate body fumes at Interior Ministry officials

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior expressed its resentment when Interior Ministry officials did not turn up in  a meeting on Wednesday, prompting the committee members to write to prime minister and interior minister about the matter, ARY News reported.

The meeting of the committee was held at Parliament House, Islamabad, presided over by Senator Talha Mehmood. The Interior Ministry officials were supposed to brief the meeting on national security policy, but they didn’t turn up. The Senate committee received a letter from the ministry, stating that its officials were busy in Islamabad court attack case, hence they could not prepare for the briefing.

The committee members said the matter should be referred to the privilege committee. The committee chairman said the issue would also be raised in the Senate session, as lack of appearance of Interior Ministry officials before the Senate committee reveals their mistrust.

He lamented that if such a situation continued, martial law could be imposed in the country.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



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