Islamabad: The Senate on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution, strongly condemning the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The resolution was moved by Mushahid Hussain Syed.
“Rohingyas are being denied their natural right of residing in a country where they have been living for centuries” it said.
It called upon the government of Pakistan to immediately take matter with the United Nations Secretary General and request him to appoint his envoy for the Rohingya Muslims so that their lives and livelihood be protected and human rights safeguarded.
The Senate resumed its session in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon with Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair.
The Senate today extended the time for presentation of report of the Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control on “The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015” till 26th of this month.
The motion in this regard was moved by Chairman of the Committee Rehman Malik.
The Senate also began general discussion on a motion moved by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to make recommendations to the National Assembly on the Finance Bill 2015, containing the annual budget statement.
Leader of the Opposition Aitzaz Ahsan described the budget as pro-rich and anti-poor.
He said tax has been abolished from the entities benefitting the rich people. He said that tax should also be imposed on import of aero planes as these are used by the elite class.
The opposition leader said the minimum wages, pay and pension should also be increased according to the actual proportion of inflation.
Mushahidullah Khan said that government has taken a number of projects in energy sector to overcome the energy shortage in the country.
He said government has started road projects to link far flung areas of the country and to bring them into main stream.