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Jahangir Badr rejects PML-N's criticism.

ISLAMABAD -- Senate began its session here on Friday with Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari in the chair.

The chair announced panel of Presiding pre·side  
intr.v. pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing, pre·sides
1. To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president.

2. To possess or exercise authority or control.

 Officers for the current session. It included Ahmad Hassan, Afrasiab Khan Khattak and Muhammad Rafique Rajwana.

The newly elected member of the House Rehman Malik took oath as Senator.

Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari administered the oath.

The PML-N Senators staged a walk out from the Senate against what they said calling an emergency session of the House just for holding oath taking ceremony for Rehman Malik.

Leader of the House Jahangir Badr rejected the PML-N criticism saying that the session has been summoned to conclude discussion on the Presidential Address to the joint sitting.

Responding to points of order raised by different members, he clarified that the session has not been convened specially for oath of newly elected Senator Rehman Malik.

On a point of order, Farhatullah Babar Farhatullah Babar is a senator and a member of the Pakistan People's Party. He is an outspoken critic of the current administration headed by President Pervez Musharraf.

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 voiced concern over judges' remarks about the parliament. He said the judiciary should exercise restraint by keeping in view its jurisdiction.

He said the ruling of National Assembly Speaker has been overturned and the dignity of the parliament is continuously being eroded.

Farhatullah Babar said that Registrar of the Supreme Court was summoned by the Public Accounts Committee but he avoided toappear.

He said the parliament respects the judiciary and it should also accord respect to the parliament.

On a point of order by PML-N Senator Ishaq Dar Ishaq Dar (Urdu: اسحاق ڈار) is political leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N).

He succeeded Sartaj Aziz as Finance Minister of Pakistan in the cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. External Link
, the Law Minister Farooq H. Naik agreed that a fresh notification for Leader of the House is required.

Jahangir Badr also laid before the House the Third Quartely Report for the year 2011-12 of the Centrla Board of Directors of State Bank of Pakistan The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is the central bank of Pakistan. While its constitution, as originally laid down in the State Bank of Pakistan Order 1948, remained basically unchanged until January 1, 1974, when the bank was nationalised, the scope of its functions was  on the state of national economy.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 28, 2012
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