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CHAIRMAN. The presiding officer of a committee; as, chairman of the committee of ways and means. The person selected to preside over a popular meeting, is also called a chairman or moderator.

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added the PCFI has 12 committee chairmanships, which now includes major committees, such as the following: Games and Amusement, Economic Affairs, Labor and Employment, and the Overseas Workers Affairs.
Pimentel said the party should have been entitled to 28 percent of all key positions such as committee chairmanship, membership to the Commission on Appointment and House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, deputy speakership and majority and deputy majority leadership.
At the invitation of the Tajik FSC Chairmanship 19 high-level keynote speakers representing governments, regional organizations, expert and scientific community from Beijing, Bishkek, Brussels, Dublin, Dushanbe, Minsk, Moscow, Nur-Sultan, New York and Washington were invited to the OSCE headquarters in Vienna to engage in the Security Dialogues.
The issue of committee assignments has been a source of intrigue in the chamber that also triggered rumors of Sotto's ouster, supposedly spearheaded by some neophyte senators seeking certain chairmanships. But a meeting hosted by Sen.
The Tajik Chairmanship of the FSC will cover a period from May to August 2019.
'If he asks us to sign charter of democracy for PAC chairmanship, then we are ready to sign its clause pertaining to PAC chairmanship,' he offered and added that they would not sign the entire document due to their differences over some issues.
Shah said that PPP and PML-N had signed the charter of democracy in 2008, adding that MQM and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) had not done so, which is why they were not bound to give them the PAC chairmanship.
He, however, said that the provincial government led by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would not give the chairmanship of the provincial PAC to PTI because they had not signed the charter of democracy.
The leader of the Opposition, Akram Khan Durrani, speaking on a point of order, criticised the government for neglecting opposition in the chairmanship of PAC, distribution of developmental funds and other issues.
Leader of the Opposition, Akram Khan Durrani soon after reciting the Holy Qurran, started criticizing government for neglecting opposition in chairmanship of PAC, distribution of developmental funds and others.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed while criticizing Shahbaz Sharif for holding chairmanship of Public Account Committee (PAC) said the person who was found guilty in any case should not hold the chairmanship of PAC.
ISLAMABAD -- After months of wrangling between the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the issue of the Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) chairmanship, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif was on Friday elected unopposed chairman of the parliamentary watchdog.