Pak army chief’s remarks: Senate chief proposes joint session

By Afzal Khan/ Islamabad

Rabbani calls for in-camera meeting as senators raise alarm.

Amid a continuing debate over the army chief’s provocative statement on governance, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has suggested that an in-camera joint session of parliament should be held to discuss it.

Rabbani called for the joint session as senators picked up the largely negative reaction earlier voiced in the National Assembly where several members voiced alarm that Gen. Raheel Sharif had overstepped his constitutional authority.

Rabbani further proposed that besides the progress on the National Action Plan (NAP), the in-camera session should also take up issues pertaining to foreign policy. It is widely believed that the Nawaz Sharif government has ceded its control over major foreign policy matters to the army.

Read more » Khaleej Times
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