KESC MD given last chance to appear before Senate body


To resolve pending matters of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), a Senate body on Wednesday decided to extend a last chance to its managing director (MD) to appear before the parliamentary committee.
Senate Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges was held under the chairmanship of Senator Col (r) Tahir Hussain Mashadi. The MD’s consecutive refusal to appear before the committee has pushed the Senate body to use its ultimate powers to summon an individual through a proper channel.
The committee has also taken serious notice of the absence of the minister for water and power.
The chairman of the Senate committee has already written in his report in the last meeting that the attitude of the KESC’s MD was unfair and abusive to a parliamentary forum.
Meanwhile, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani suggested to the chairman that if the MD does not appear in the next meeting, he should be arrested and brought before the committee.
“The MD will remain absent unless arrested, send him a final notice to attend the next meeting. The parliament must use its power to issue his arrest warrants if he does not appear on the notice,” Rabbani said.
The committee is expected to hold its next meeting during the first week of May.