Senate stands with Pervaiz Rashid

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani said that an inquiry of former information minister Pervaiz Rashid will go through the parliament.

“Designations are temporary, the way he handled his responsibilities was exemplary and the upper house stands with him,” said Rabbani.

“Judges are inquired under Article 209 and the personnel of the armed forces are also inquired under the departmental law, hence if Pervaiz Rasheed undergoes any investigation it should be through the Senate’s Ethics Committee,” he added.

The Senate chairman also said that if Pervaiz Rasheed wishes he can raise the demand of an investigation under the laws of Senate.

Last week, Information Minister Parvaiz Rasheed resigned from his position as Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.

The development came after the publication of Dawn’s story “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military”, which reported details of a high level civil-military meeting discussing the issue of Pakistan’s banned outfits.

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