Islamabad, 25 August 2011: Members of Ethics Committee of Pakistan Peoples Party today called on Co-Chairman PPP President Asif Ali Zardari in the presidency to discus issues relating to the tasks assigned to the committee.
The Committee members who called on the President included Mr. Farhatullah Babar, convener, Ms. Nafisa Shah, MNA, Ms. Mehreen Anwar Raja, MNA, and Senator Sardar Ali Khan. The Ethics Committee comprises of seven members. The other members include Mr. Muhammad Sadiq Umrani, Provincial Minister Balochistan, Mr. Pervaiz Ashraf Chuadhary, Chief Organizer PPP AJK and Rana Aftab Ahmed from PPP Punjab.
The Committee briefed the Co-Chairman on investigations it had carried out in cases of indiscipline and unbecoming behavior that had been referred to it for this purpose.
The President asked the Committee to bring to attention of the Party leadership cases that needed to be investigated and reported upon.
The President said that a complete record of the cases and the findings should be made part of the dossier of the persons involved and submitted to the Party leadership at the time of taking important decisions like award of Party tickets or allocation of Party offices.
The Ethics Committee has been tasked to look into public complaints of unethical behavior against the Party MPs, intra-party complaints and to carry out investigations and submit recommendations to the Party leadership.
It has also been tasked to recommend measures to the Party leadership for improving transparency and accountability