Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, head of the ISI. - AFP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD:The session of senate standing committee for defence, would be held on Thursday at the headquarters of ISI in Islamabad, However, three of the members including Raza Rabbani have excused for not attending the session, DawnNews reported.

The director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha and other officers of the institute will give a briefing to the members of standing committee regarding the duties and responsibilities of the sensitive national institute.

During the briefing, the members of standing committee will be informed about the operations of counter-terrorism and the role of ISI in safeguarding the national security.

On the other hand, member of committee, Senator Raza Rabbani, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi and Senator prof. Khursheed Ahmed had already excused for not attending the session.

The stance of Raza Rabbani is that ISI should give the briefing in the parliament house.

Opinion

Editorial

09 Mar 2021

Hate-filled politics

THE speaker of the National Assembly has ordered a probe into the unfortunate incident outside the parliament...
09 Mar 2021

LNG concerns

TWO public-sector LNG companies have raised safety concerns over the excessive utilisation of the country’s two...
Swiss ‘burqa ban’
Updated 09 Mar 2021

Swiss ‘burqa ban’

Amnesty International has called the burqa ban “a dangerous policy that violates women’s rights”.
A celebration of women
Updated 08 Mar 2021

A celebration of women

WE now know that the pandemic is no ‘great equaliser’. The repercussions of the contagion on livelihoods, mental...
08 Mar 2021

Loss-making SOEs

THE government has chosen 84 out of a total of 212 state-owned enterprises for privatisation, liquidation or...
08 Mar 2021

Breast cancer awareness

CONSIDER the implications of the following statistic: no less than 70pc of Pakistani women suffering from breast...