PPP's vocal Senator Babar quits Senate defence committee

Published: October 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), who is known for posing critical questions to the security establishment, has been replaced with Farooq H Naik in the Senate Standing Committee on Defence.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Babar confirmed that he had resigned from the 12-member Senate panel, headed by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Mushahid Hussain Syed, around six weeks ago.

The PPP has three representatives in the panel, and has replaced Babar with Naik. Babar, however, did not say why he chose to quit the important committee.

Babar is one of the most active senators and has often times raised critical questions on pressing matters, however many of his questions remain unanswered. He is also an avid supporter of human rights, having repeatedly spoken on the issue of enforced disappearances and missing persons.

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