Senate body launches website
ISLAMABAD: The first comprehensive report and interactive website of the Senate Committee on Defence and Defence Production was launched at a ceremony on Monday.
Both the defence report and website provide access to information regarding committee’s activities paving the way for transparency in defence matters.
The report also contains information to build a case against drone warfare. The launching ceremony was attended by senators Ch. Shujaat Hussain, Farhatullah Babar, Talha Mehmood, Raja Zafarul Haq, Ishaq Dar, Ms Sehar Kamran and members of Defence Reporters Forum.
Ahmed Bilal and Aasia Riaz from Pildat represented the civil society on this occasion. The report has the work plan for 2012 including briefings by three services, strategic plans division, services intelligence directorate and defence production facilities and their role to strengthen national economy.
It would help design defence policy besides seeking the strong coordination between civilian-military relations in an institutional manner and upholding the principle of supremacy of the constitution. By the end of 2012, committee would be in a position to produce a document on defence policy and security strategy for Pakistan with proposal and recommendations keeping in view the changing nature of defence and regional security situation, Mushahid Hussain informed.
Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chief of Pakistan Muslim League appreciated the endeavours of Defence Committee and pledged to extend full cooperation.