ISLAMABAD - Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek has decided to reconstitute all standing committees of the Upper House of the Parliament, a reliable source revealed to The Nation on Friday. According to the source, the Chairman Senate had written separate letters to every senator, seeking his choice of the committee. He had also sought the names of candidates from all political parties for the formation of new standing committees. As many as 32 standing committees used to operate in the Upper House which under the Rules of Business of the Upper House required to be reconstituted following every Senate election to be held after every three years when half of the members of the House were laid off. After the recent Senate elections the party position in the Upper House has been changed. In the recent elections on half of the seats of the Upper House Pakistan Peoples Party has emerged as the largest parliamentary group in the Upper House with 27 members followed by PML(Q) with 22 seats. Professor Khurshid Ahmed told TheNation that reconstitution of standing committees was a routine matter after fresh election of the Senate. He said that the process of establishment of new standing committees was to be undertaken after every three years when 50 per cent of the members retired. "I hope that proper representation would be given to every political party in the Senate committees and this process would be completed amicably and with mutual understanding," he said.