ISLAMABAD- Leader of the House in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq said that the government will hold dialogue with outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) within constitutional parameters based on Islamic principles. Responding to a point of order in the House‚ he said the 1973 constitution was prepared and signed by top religious scholars‚ who were also the members of the Parliament. They included Maulana Mufti Mahmood‚ Maulana Shah Ahmed Noorani‚ Maulana Abdul Haq and Maulana Abdul Sattar Niazi, he added. Raja Zafarul Haq said that these religious dignitaries and distinguished parliamentarians had taken oath to run the matters of the country under the constitution. The Leader of the House said that only one member of the Taliban committee had objected to the constitution on his personal stance and that would not affect the dialogue process. Two bills were introduced in the Senate today. The first bill “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill‚ 2014” was moved by Haji Muhammad Adeel. The second bill “The Privatization Commission (Amendment) Bill 2014” was moved by Syeda Sughra Imam.
Later‚ the House resumed debate on a motion moved by Raza Rabbani on law and order situation with particular reference to recent terrorist activities in the country.