ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures on Tuesday said that Parliament and its committees had right to ask for information about any department or person.
The committee’s meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator, Tahir Hussain Mashhadi here at Parliament House.
The committee expressed serious concern over the non provision of information about the Islamabad Club membership, budget and status.
Additional Secretary Capital Administration and Development, Qaiser Majeed said Islamabad Club was a private department and government was not providing funding to the Club.
Qaiser Majeed said he talked to Secretary of Islamabad Club for information about the members and budget and he said it would hurt the privacy of people if we share this information.
Senator Zahid Khan said nobody was above the law and Islamabad Club was also bound to provide the information of its members and budget and status to the Parliament and its committees.
Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi, Akhtar Laleka informed the committee that Inspector General Police Punjab was busy in different engagements so could not appear before the committee and asked him for providing information to the committee.
He said different steps were being taken to stop terrorism and police role was key to fight against terrorists and extremists and Punjab police stand in first line against terrorism.
Besides others the meeting was attended by Senators Haji Adeel, Afrasyab Khatak, Main Raza Rabbani, Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal, Syeda Sughra Imam and Zahid Khan.
State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Interior and Narcotics Control Baligh ur Rehman, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Additional Secretary Interior, Muhammad Asghar Chaudhary and Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi Akhtar Laleka, Additional Secretary CAD Qaiser Majeed and others officials were also present in the meeting.