PPP’s Farhatullah Babar resigns from Senate defence committee

PPP’s Farhatullah Babar resigns from Senate defence committee

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Farhatullah Babar resigned from Senate’s Standing Committee on Defence on Friday.

While speaking to the media, Babar refused to comment on the reason for his resignation. However, he raised questions over parliamentarians visiting the General Headquarters.

Babar referred to an instance from 2003, saying when GHQ was asked for sensitive documents by the Parliament, the former refused citing security reasons and instead called the parliamentarians. The PPP leader said there is only a distance of 15 kilometres between the Parliament and GHQ, therefore, security should not be the reason to not take sensitive documents out.

“Parliamentarians should not go to the GHQ, but instead GHQ should come to the Parliament and give briefing,” Babar said.

Farooq H Naek has replaced Babar in the defence committee. –News Desk

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