Asif Zardari quits National Assembly standing committees

Zardari sat on committees related to water resources, maritime affairs, privatisation and industries and production

Our Correspondent ​ January 17, 2020
PHOTO: AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Zardari has withdrawn from his membership of the National Assembly standing committees, according to a notification issued by the Assembly Secretariat on Friday.

Zardari sat on committees on water resources, maritime affairs, privatisation and industries and production.

In his place, according to the notification, Mir Munnawar Talpur has been made a member of the committee on water resources, Jam Abdul Karim will join the committee on maritime affairs, Syed Hussain Tariq will sit on the committee on privatisation and Syed Mustafa Muhammad will be a member of the industries and production committee.

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Earlier, Opposition Leader and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif had withdrawn himself from three standing committees of the National Assembly after the government launched a campaign to seek his resignation as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman.

He sat on the committees on information and broadcasting, law and justice and Kashmir affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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