Mushahid Hussain Syed elected as Senate Defence Committee chairman

Published: June 4, 2012
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Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed was unanimously elected as the Senate Defence Committee chairman during a meeting at the Parliament House on Monday.

Syed’s name was proposed by Senator Ishaq Dar and Senator Sabir Ali Baloch and seconded by Senator Maulana Mohammad Khan Shirani, Senator Tahir Mashhadi and Senator Sehar Kamran.

During the meeting, Senator Talha Mehmood was elected as the Senate Interior Committee chairman, and Haji Adeel as the Senate Foreign Committee chairman. Maulana Ghaffur Haideri was elected as the Senate Railway Committee chairman and Senator Kazim Khan as Senate Law and Justice Committee chairman.

Senator Syed, after being elected, said that the top priority of the Defence Committee would be to promote harmony in civil-military relations and added that the Defence Committee would also promote transparency on issues of national defence budget and expenditures and also in defence production.

Correction: Due to a typographical error, the word ‘elected’ was earlier misspelled in the story. The correction has been made.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • shak
    Jun 4, 2012 - 9:29PM

    I might not like his political party but he is a smart man who came back to US after finishing his education to serve pakistan……..he wasn’t son of some billionaire who know that they will get power, he came back and worked his way to the top, yes not a glorious way but what else could he have done.

    he will serve the interests of pakistan, or at least he has the foresight, his conversations with Dr. Shaid Masood are always enlightening.

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  • Freedom Seeker
    Jun 4, 2012 - 10:01PM

    A good decision despite his political attachment.

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  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 4, 2012 - 10:17PM

    I have met him. I cannot understand why he is so loyal to PMLQ. He is a actually a nice guy and more patriotic than many other politicians. I am not a PPP supporter at all but this decision is not bad at all. I hope Mushahid ullah will either switch to PMLN ( his parent party) or to PTI and he could benefit tremendously to these parties. He is educated, wise and keen about the issues of Politics and he is very much prolific about many issues which are plaguing our country.
    A small message to ET that please Proofread your articles as now it contains many errors. Please correct the word eelcted in the above news piece.

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  • Adeel759
    Jun 4, 2012 - 11:28PM

    @Ordinary Villager. You should also proof read before you tell ET…..it’s Mushahid Hussain not Mushahid Ullah..hahhahaha. But yes he is agreat choice and he indeed will help stabilise relations between Mil and Civilians.

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  • Iram
    Jun 5, 2012 - 9:26AM

    What are you doing in PMLQ? Lets join hands with PTI, teh the only patriot party of Pakistan.

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  • Hassan
    Jun 5, 2012 - 1:35PM

    @ Iram

    You saved me from typing :)

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  • yellow
    Jun 5, 2012 - 2:25PM

    He will be clean bowled by IK

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  • Iram
    Jun 5, 2012 - 5:34PM

    @yellow: We need to build a partnership with talented people, he is one of them.
    @Hassan: What happened with Dr. AQ? When he is joining?

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  • kalair
    Jul 17, 2012 - 10:16AM

    its nt be an imagination of Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed . The whome party gave him respect in its ara should be of that, He should not change the currnt party.

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