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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Power, Saifullah Abro, who was consistently challenging different organisations of Power Division for “suspicious” contracts in donor-funded projects, has been removed, unceremoniously.

On November 27, 2033, a brawl was witnessed between the sacked Chairman Standing Committee and the top taxpayer in the Senate Senator Baramand Tangi from PPPP during a Committee meeting on 765-kV double circuit Dasu transmission line being funded by the World Bank and the award of the contract of bunting conductors to a local firm.

After a verbal sparring, Senator Tangi walked out of the meeting in protest and reportedly approached Chairman Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani briefing him on the incident. Other fellow Senators were silent with regards to the incident.

On October 2, 2023, Business Recorder ran a story about changes in composition of Senate Committee on Power meant to remove Chairman Senator Abro through a no-confidence move, as power sector entities specially NTDC and Discos were angered at being routinely grilled for their poor performance and alleged corruption.

However, later on, Senate Secretariat issued a notice which stated that Chairman Senate of Pakistan decided that a meeting of the Senate Committee on Power will be held on November 28, 2023 at 11.a.m in Committee Room No-1, Parliament House for voting on a no-confidence motion filed against its Chairperson.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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Afzaal Waraich Nov 29, 2023 09:35am
There is no place for honest people in this country
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Kashif ALI Nov 29, 2023 11:16am
Being a technocrat and Power sector professional, I did read different proceedings of various issues regarding Energy and Power. And I have no qualms to say that Abro was a sheer unfit person for this coveted post of Chairmanship. Many of his comments, even reported in print media, were baffling regarding one or other issues which did highlight his poor knowledge and understanding of the main issues. And his communication skills will be a shame to any professional who takes pride in being a knowledgeable person.
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Parvez Nov 29, 2023 12:32pm
Why do our powerful and rich always consider themselves not answerable ? Why do our courts encourage these powerful people by skilfully using the " letter of the law " to ensure their impunity ?
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Maqbool Nov 29, 2023 12:55pm
It seems Newage Cables controls the Senate …..
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KU Nov 29, 2023 04:01pm
It was a simple case of a non-professional in a professional sector, and creating nuisance value over an already transparent rules of business that the government had agreed upon with the World Bank. Just another example of what goes on in the corridors of unleashed powers, even when our country is facing a chaotic economic situation.
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zh Nov 30, 2023 02:03am
Long live corrupt ladles! The good news is that the future of ladles is bright, especially after the instalment of the super ladla post general's election.
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