PAC to elect new chairman on Nov 28 as Shahbaz resigns

PAC to elect new chairman on Nov 28 as Shahbaz resigns

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has convened a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Nov 28 to elect its new chairman.


The position fell vacant after Leader of the Opposition in NA Shahbaz Sharif resigned on Nov 18.

The development came a day before his departure to London with his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

In his resignation, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president nominated party MNA from Sheikhupura Rana Tanvir Hussain as his replacement. “I would like to propose that MNA Rana Tanvir may be considered for this position as decided by the joint opposition parties,” Mr Sharif writes to the speaker in his brief resignation.

The PAC has been non-functional as Shahbaz Sharif had not presided over its meeting for nearly six months.