NATIONAL

Senate Session

Chairman Senate Sadiq Sinjrani decided to constitute a committee to review the security of election candidates and directed interior ministry and NECTA to regularly update committee regarding this.

Chairman Senate has also sought report regarding suicide attack on Awami National Party’s corner meeting in Peshawar yesterday.

The house unanimously pass resolution to condemned terrorist attack in Peshawar.

The resolution paid tribute to the Bilour family for their sacrifices.

Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan informed the house that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has accepted responsibility of the yesterday’s suicide attack on Awami National Party leader in Peshawar.

Responding to the concerns shown by members of the house, he said a meeting of the apex committee has been called in Peshawar tomorrow to discuss the security situation.

He said the Prime Minister and other security agencies will attend the meeting to decide a future course of action to ensure security of the people of Pakistan.

Azam Khan said national counter terrorism authority has also convened a meeting with political leaders to discuss the security measures. He said the political leaders should also ensure implementation of code of conduct issued by the election commission of Pakistan.

Expressing grief over the martyrdom of ANP leader Haroon Bilaur in yesterday’s terrorist attack, he said Mr Bilaur was invited by some people for a tea party at 11 p.m. Where the suicide bomber blew himself up and killed several others as well.

The Interior Minister urged the political leaders to inform the administration about their movement during election campaign as enshrined in ECP’s code of conduct so that proper arrangements can be done well in time to ensure their security.

The house is adjourned to meet again on Thursday at 11 am.