Islamabad, April 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):Senate of Pakistan passed historic resolution, correcting the serial numbering of Senate session so that constitutional scheme of continuity of house of federation is truly depicted. The Senate of Pakistan came into existence in 1973, with the promulgation of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its first oath taking sessions that commenced on 6th August, 1973, the Senate has convened as many as 247 Session to-date.
However, due to Martial law and emergency imposed by military dictators it’s functioning was suspended. Although 17 sessions were already held before Zia ulHaq declared martial law in the country yet when Senate was revived in 1985, the sessions was numbered from the beginning disregarding previous sessions. The practice was repeated in Musharaf era and 103 were disregarded.
The resolution was moved by the leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq, Leader of the opposition Aitzaz Ahsan, Senators Saeed Ghani, Nauman Wazir Khattak, Mushahid Hussain Syed, Sirajul Haq, Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah, Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Muhammad Talha Mehmood and Ilyas Ahmad Ilyas Ahmad Bilour. The Senate of Pakistan designated the current session as the 247th including 120 sessions disregarded during military dictatorship.
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