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Public Accounts Committee (PAC)

Shaikh Rashid’s claim for PAC membership a non-issue, says Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party Senator Sherry Rehman has declared Shaikh Rashid's claim for Public Accounts Committee (PAC) membership a non-issue. According to ARY News, Sherry Rehman refuted the statement of the federal railways minister about the Speaker's powers. Rehman in a statement said the Speaker have discretionary powers with regard to the PAC adding that only a party decides for a member's inclusion in the PAC. PPP senator urged everyone that the membership of the PAC should not be turned into a…

Fresh petition filed in IHC against Shehbaz Sharif as PAC chairman

ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against election of opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif as chairman of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), ARY News reported on Tuesday. Petitioner Riaz Hanif Rahi's lawyer G.M. Chaudhry has filed a miscellenous petition in IHC for further hearing of the case in the court. The court had reserved its decision on the maintainablity of the case on December 31, the petition said. A division bench of the high court comprised of Chief Justice…

PPP, PTI members criticize Sahiwal coal plant during PAC meeting

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament held on Tuesday presided over by Chairman Shehbaz Sharif, ARY News reported. The PTI and PPP members of the committee criticized establishment of a coal power plant in Sahiwal during the meeting at Parliament House here. Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf questioned the rationale of setting up a coal power plant in an agriculture area like Sahiwal. Federal Secretary Energy, who was present during the PAC meeting, informed the committee…

Shehbaz Sharif summons PAC meeting on Dec 28

ISLAMABAD: The Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif has summoned a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament, ARY News reported on Sunday. The PAC meeting will start at December 28 and will continue till January 1st, according to reports. The parliament body has summoned senior officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The Auditor General of Pakistan and the officials of the power wing of the Ministry of Energy will brief the PAC in the…

Shehbaz Sharif elected Public Accounts Committee chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif was elected Chairman of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a meeting of the committee at Parliament House in Islamabad on Friday (today), ARY News reported. Shaikh Rohail Asghar proposed th name of Shehbaz Sharif for Chairman of the PAC, which was endorsed by Malik Amir Doggar and Mushahid Hussain Sayed. The meeting of the PAC as per the earlier understanding between the treasury and the oppositionĀ  elected Shehbaz Sharif as the…

PM to chair meeting on formation of parliamentary committees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting to discuss the issue of formation of the standing committees, according to party sources. The prime minister will chair a meeting on Monday to discuss the issue of the formation of the parliamentary committees, which have been in pending over the row with the opposition about the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The opposition had refused to be part of the committees and was demanding that the chair of the PAC should be given to the Leader…