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Senator Farhatullah Babar laments supremacy of parliament ending

Pakistan People’s Party Senator Farhatullah Babar said on Tuesday that it is unfortunate that the supremacy of the parliament is ending.
The Senator, who is among those retiring this month, was delivering his farewell speech at the upper House of the parliament.
In his address, Babar said that the other institutions impinged the authority of the parliament.
Politicising the judiciary and vice versa has endangered the parliament said the senator.
“It is concerning when the Chief Justice of Pakistan promises that he has no political agenda,” said Babar.
Babar further said that it is concerning when judges lean on ‘contempt of court’ for their integrity.
The senator said that when it comes to the scope of influence of institutions the parliament is failing.
In November 2017, Senator Farhatullah Babar resigned from the parliamentary committee on accountability laws.
On October 20, Babar had resigned from Senate’s Standing Committee on Defence, while refusing to share with media his reason for resignation.
Along with Babar, former Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Nasreen Jalil, Aitzaz Ahsan will also retire this month.