ISLAMABAD - The Senate Standing Committee on Rules of Procedures & Privileges on Thursday stressed early reinstatement of employees sacked on political grounds and asked the respective departments to meet the financial requirements by their own. The Senate body, which met here in the Parliament House under its Chairman Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, examined the progress made by SSGCL, SNGPL, IB and APP on its earlier directions regarding reinstatement of the sacked employees under the Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Ordinance 2009. The Committee also expressed its displeasure over the absence of concerned ministers and secretaries and directed them to ensure their presence in the next meeting of the Committee. The Committee had also held a number of meetings between August 20 and November 20, 2009 on a privilege motion moved by Senator Raza Rabbani against the refusal by high-ups of various federal government organisations to reinstate the sacked employees. At a point in the meeting, mover of the motion requested the Chairman of the Committee to defer further consideration on the motion, saying discussing the motion in absence of the concerned ministers and secretaries was a futile exercise. He also warned of availing alternate legal and political remedies in the absence of positive response from the concerned ministries. The Committee, however, continued with its proceedings and expressed a little bit satisfaction on the progress made by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on its directions. The Committee also expressed displeasure over delay in the provision of sufficient funds by the Ministry of Finance for payment of salaries and other dues to the reinstated employees. The Committee, while giving a speedup call to the Ministry of Finance, also asked the concerned departments to meet the financial requirements of reinstated employees by their own. Chairman of the Committee Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi regretted that the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources had taken no steps in the direction despite categorically announcing on the floor of Senate to reinstate all employees sacked from his ministry by the end of 2009. Senators Dr Muhammad Ismail Buledi, Salahuddin Dogar, Prof Sajid Mir and Mian Raza Rabbani, besides senior officials of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs attended the meeting.