ISLAMABAD - Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani is likely to give his ruling on the pending resignations of Muttahida Qaumi Movement in today’s Senate session.

Besides this, the Upper House is likely to take up important legislative business on agenda, including formation of constitutional court to deal with matter pertaining to constitutional issues. On the last day of previous session, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani was supposed to give the ruling on resignation of MQM Senators but he could not owing to other pressing issues.

He, however, said that he would give ruling on the issue on Oct. 5, for which he was under tremendous pressure from opposition benches.

Sources aware of the developments taking place on this front informed The Nation that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had approached Mian Raza Rabbani to defer issue of MQM Senators’ resignation for some more time but he had made it loud and clear to him that he would be left with no choice but to hand down the ruling and advised Dar to settle the matter with MQM before the commencement of this session.

The 120th session the Senate is likely take up resolution of Pakistan People’s Party Senator Karim Ahmad Khawaja who wanted bifurcation of Supreme Court of Pakistan—one dealing the general cases while the other taking up constitutional issues. Sources in the government informed that they would oppose the formation of constitutional court as there is no need of it.

Both Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan People’s Party had agreed on formation of constitutional court in the Charter of Democracy (CoD) both parties had signed in 2006 in London.