ISLAMABAD: Senate Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges, in its meeting on Tuesday unanimously elected Dr Jamaldini as its Chairman. Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini wowed to keep up to the level of performance of the committee and said that he will be at his best to protect the integrity of the institution of Senate, the government and the State of Pakistan.
The meeting of the committee was held on Tuesday here at the Parliament House essentially for the election of its new chairman who hails from Balochistan. It may be noted that the seat fell vacant after the resignation of former elected chairman Senator Saleem Zia from ruling PML-N. Name of Dr Jamaldini was proposed by Senator Saeed Ghani and seconded by Senator Zahida Khan.
Senator Saeed Ghani after felicitating the chairman asked him to take the privilege motion relating to pending legislation regarding Local Government elections in the Federal Capital in the next meeting due to urgency of the matter. He further said that this committee is a very important committee which has over a period of time strengthened the oversight role of the Parliament.
Senator Raja Zafar-ul Haq said that the chairman of the committee before Senate elections in March this year has set very high standards of working of the committee and never exercised prejudice against anybody. He said that this neutrality has enhanced not only his personal prestige but also that of Senate as an institution.
The committee members showed pleasure over election of a thorough bred Balochistani to the office of the chairman. Dr Jamaldini expressed gratitude over his election and said that learning from the experience of senior senators, he will try to create a sense of harmony between the treasury and opposition benches.