ISLAMABAD  - Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has directed the entire house standing committees to arrange their own transport and meals during the inspection of any government organisation or department.

He passed these directions after a matter came into his knowledge that Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology used the official vehicles of the Pakistan Science Foundation during its inspection.

The chairman has also shown its displeasure as the committee members during the inspection also took their lunch at the expense of Foundation. Professor Sajid Mir of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is the chairman of that committee who along with the members of Senate panel inspected the Foundation.

Senate Secretariat said that the chairman Senate had already prohibited all the standing committees from such practices and the directions were again being issued in this connection. The chairman has directed to all committees not to use any facility of any department that was under the inspection of any committee.