ISLAMABAD: The draft of the National Security Policy (NSP) was tabled in the Senate of Pakistan earlier today, whilst Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) member, Senator Farhatullah Babar appealed all the political parties in the upper house to support the Government and to obstruct the non-democratic forces, in case of a possible threat posed to democracy in the state, due to a tug of war between the Government and the military – ARY News reports.
According to details, Chairman Senate, Nayyar Hussain Bukhari presided today's session, during which Senator Farhatullah Babar said that huge portraits of the Army Chief have been displayed on the way Noushehra and insured the Government of PPP's support in case of any step taken against democracy in the state.
The Chairman of Senate, Nayyar Hussain Bukhari and Senator Raza Rabbani praised the efforts of the Leader of the House, Senator Raja Zafar ul Haq, for presenting the NSP draft in the Senate.
Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) members staged a walkout over terrorism and extortion in the state. ANP leader, Shahi Syed told that his licensed arms were taken away by the Rangers and demanded to return the weapons to him, for the Government has failed to insure the safety of its citizens.
Meanwhile, PPP members also walked out of the House, for not granting floor to Senator Raza Rabbani to table the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Amendment Ordinance, whereas the Sales Tax Amendment Bill 2014 was also presented in the house.
The members of the Senate also expressed their opinions during the zero-hour, after which the session was adjourned until tomorrow, at 4 pm.