Incoming Senate chief Rabbani vows to safeguard Parliament

05:25 PM | 12 Mar, 2015
Incoming Senate chief Rabbani vows to safeguard Parliament
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Newly-elected Senate chairman Raza Rabbani on Thursday vowed to safeguard the sovereignty of Parliament as custodian of the Upper House.

In his address to the Senate before taking oath as chairman, Rabbani congratulated all the newly-sworn in senators and said, "As chairman of the House, I will treat everybody the same way. I shall involve every member of the Senate in the legislation process to glorify this Parliament."

He thanked every political party for their unanimous nomination to put him to the top post.

Rabbani also requested the speaker of the National Assembly to join hands with the Senate in maintaining the dignity of the legislative insitiutuions.

Incoming Senate chairman, on the occasion, also resigned as additional secretary general of the Pakistan People’s Party.

Later on, Rabbani took the oath of office from Senator Ishaq Dar.

Also Rabbani will function as the caretaker president of Pakistan as President Mamnoon Hussain is on his four-day visit to Azerbaijan.