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Private TV channel: Senate body annoyed by the absence of representatives in the meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Rules and Privileges expressed its displeasure over the absence of representatives of a private television channel in the meeting.

The committee has invited chairman Pemra along with channel head and entire management to attend and explain their position on this in the next meeting.

The committee met with Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizinjo under the chairmanship of the House on Thursday.

During the meeting, the subject of consideration of the privilege motion was raised by senators, Professor Dr. September 12, 2023, approved.

The committee expressed its displeasure at the absence of any representative of the channel.

The committee also expressed displeasure with the document submitted which contained baseless, frivolous and false information that sought to mislead the committee and manipulate facts to correct them.

The committee observed that the submitted paper led to further investigation and inquiry into the matter and invited the chairman of PEMRA along with the head of the channel and the entire management to attend and explain their stand on the same.

The meeting was said to have mentioned, in it, that the senators had pressed the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to lower the pass mark in the national matriculation examination conducted by the PMDC for candidates who completed their MBBS degrees from foreign countries and senators are involved to pass failed candidates.

The president of the Senate referred the matter on October 12, 2023.

The committee reiterated that senators are being targeted individually and have dishonored the sanctity of the Senate Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, which works diligently to oversee and monitor the nation’s health department.

Committee members believed that this news release was broadcast as a deliberate attempt to discredit the senators and to obstruct and distract the work of the Senate Health Committee on several issues of fair dealing and public interest.

Earlier in the meeting, the privilege motions moved by Senator Talha Mehmood and Senator Umer Farooq were postponed due to the absence of the movers.

The meeting was attended by Senators, Saifullah Abro, Prof Dr Mehar Taj Roghani, Rubina Khalid, Dr Humayun Khan Mohmand, Prof Sajid Mir and Khalida Sikandar Mandro.

Officials from the relevant departments were also present.

Source: IrshiTv

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