Govt to fight against anti-state elements: Raja Zafar ul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate, Raja Zafar ul Haq Friday said that the government would fight against those elements which were involved in anti-state activities.

Explaining stance on negotiations with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Upper House, he said that the government would resume talks with those TTP groups which would work to ease the tension and give their position about those who were indulged in terrorist activities.

Mian Raza Rabbani condemned the suicide attack of Rawalpindi in which security personnel were murdered.

Afrasiab Khattak raised the law and order issue of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and blamed wrong policies for this situation.

He urged the government to take constructive initiatives for the betterment and development of FATA.

Raja Zafar ul Haq apprised the Upper House that the government was formulating a comprehensive package for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the area on priority.

Dr. Saeeda Iqbal pointed out the water supply suspension to I and G sectors of the Federal Capital due to Metrobus Service Project.

She was of the view that the authority concerned should look into the matter and take concrete step to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Raja Zafar ul Haq assured the member to take up the issue with Capital Development Authority (CDA).

Abdul Rauf raised the electricity loading-shedding issue of Balochistan which was affecting the agri-products there.

Rubina Irfan appealed to restore subsidy on electricity to agriculturalists of Balochistan.

Shahi Sayed lauded Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s peaceful demonstration in Karachi in the support of its leader Altaf Hussain.

He alleged that there were arms and ammunition in Karachi at large scale which could hamper peace metropolitan city.

Saeed Ghani requested the House to hold Dua-e-Maghfirat for former MPA Sindh Nasrullah Khan Shaji who drowned in the river while saving the life of a boy a couple of days ago.