If the summoning
of witnesses through a majority vote becomes the norm, the two houses could end up summoning
sworn witnesses as they like.
On August 17, RTL had approached the special CBI court with the plea that it should "await" outcome of the Supreme Court proceedings on their petition challenging summoning
of additional witnesses in the case, before examining Mr.
When Ibrahimi asked lawmakers to fill out forms for summoning
the ministers if they respected the rules, 74 of the 137 MPs present, voted not to summon ministers who did not hold the portfolios during last fiscal year.
It is worth mentioning that the parliament specified on 27, October, 2009 to summon Shahristani and postponed it to 11, November, 2009 but the Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani asked the parliament officially to change the date of his summoning
from next Wednesday to Tuesday.
Advocate Harish Gulati, appearing for the CBI, accepted the notice and said he would take instructions from the agency on whether sanction was taken or not before summoning
Terming as political vendetta the summoning
of Muzamil Ahmed Khan, Syed Ali Gilani said, 'He (Muzamil) is a student and such coercive actions are aimed at marring his educational career.
Yet police are regularly summoning
journalists and media personnel and "subject them to harsh questions instead of referring to MMC or MBC.
He noted "Summoning
ministers' procedure in parliament is continuous," noting that "The parliament specified the time for summoning
the oil minister and the minister of education.
The court while issuing notices for summoning
members of Sharif family again on September 26 adjourned the hearing of the case.
The President has been pleased to withdraw the Notification of Summoning
of the National Assembly Session on 8th August, 2016.
The government has started a campaign and contacted some lawmakers to prevent summoning
the minister by the Wolesi Jirga, he added.
He added "The parliament chairmanship will inform Shahristani in order to determine the summoning