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.