Raza Rabbani threatens to resign as Senate chairman

Raza Rabbani Resignation News

ISLAMABAD: Disgruntled Raza Rabbani has threatened to resign as Senate
Chairman and also returned official protocol. He also cancelled his Iran tour
scheduled for tomorrow.

The members from treasury benches failed to bring him round as he said,
“I failed in restoring the sanctity of the house.”

Addressing the media outside the Senate, Rabbani said the tensions are
flaring up between the federal government and provinces.

Chairman issued directives to Senate Secretariat that no official file is
brought over to him any longer, as “I am no more Chairman Senate,”
according to his message to the Secretariat.

Voicing his reservations, he said the government does not seem to accept Senate’s constitutional status, adding, “If the government has any issue with me, I am willing to quit my seat but mockery of the Senate cannot be tolerated.”

Commenting on Rabbani’s decision to resign, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said, “After I arrived at the Senate, I came to know that Raza Rabbani relinquished his office.”

He said, “I said to Raza Rabbani that he made myriads of reforms and the Senate prestige enhanced owing to him.”

Raza Rabbani had gone home in an official flag-carrying car, Raja Zafarul Haq said.

The reports regarding the standoff reached Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who tasked Ishaq Dar to bring him round and stop him from resignation.

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