Five NA standing committees are without chairpersons


ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (TNS):  After the induction of the chairpersons of five standing committees of the National Assembly into the new federal cabinet these posts have fallen vacant.

The committees which have been without chairpersons are: NA standing committees on foreign affairs, housing and works, water and power, religious affairs and interfaith harmony and a functional committee on rules of procedures and privileges.

These committees were headed by Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari (foreign affairs), Hafiz Abdul Karim (religious affairs), Arshad Leghari (water and power), Junaid Anwar Chaudhry (rules and procedures) and Akram Ansari (housing and works).

The National Assembly Secretariat has not issued any schedule for meetings of the committees so far for election of their new chairpersons under the rules.