Islamabad (February 12, 2018): The Senate session began at the Parliament House in Islamabad this afternoon with Chairman Raza Rabbani in the chair.
The house offered fateha for the departed souls of Senator Haji Saifullah Khan Bangash, former Senator Mir Hazar Khan Bajrani, Asma Jahangir, Qazi Wajid and the security personnel martyred in recent terror attacks.
The chair announced that the house will hold a condolence reference in memory of late Asma Jehangir tomorrow.Earlier, Senate also passed a resolution expressing profound grief and sorrow over the death of Senator Haji Saifullah Khan Bangash.
The resolution moved by Leader of House Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said that Saifullah Khan Bangash was a distinguished politician, seasoned parliamentarian and a renowned businessman. He made useful contributions in the Senate’s discussions.
The resolution said that the services rendered by late Bangash will long be remembered. Commiserating with the bereaved family, the house prayed to God Almighty to shower his blessings on the departed soul.Later the house was adjourned to meet again tomorrow morning at 10.
Meanwhile, National Assembly on Monday also passed a resolution recognizing the services of human rights activist Asma Jehangir for democracy, rule of law and constitutionalism.
The resolution moved by Syed Naveed Qamar also acknowledged her brave struggle for oppressed segments of society and against rights abuses.The resolution said that Asma Jehangir defended the rights of voiceless, the poor, the downtrodden and dispossessed and spoke out for the victims of violence and against discrimination on the basis of gender and religion.
Paying tributes to the struggle of Asma Jehangir, the resolution said that being elected representatives, we are committed to protection and upholding of fundamental human rights.