PCB chief Butt to appear before Pak senate

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt will have to appear before the privilege motions committee of the Senate for making “disparaging” remarks against some members of the Senate sports committee.

Butt, who is currently in England, is accused of breaching the privileges and damaging the reputation of the senators.

Senator Tahir Mashadi, who heads the Senate committee on privileges motion today said some members of the Senate standing committee on sports wanted to move a privilege motion against Butt.

“Butt has made some disparaging remarks against some of the senators on the sports committee and they want to move a privilege motion against Butt,” he said.

“As soon as he returns from England we will summon him for a hearing in two or three days time so that this matter is cleared up.

“Butt will be given the chance to defend himself against the charges made out against him but if he fails to satisfy the privileges committee then it would push to have a privileges motion moved against Butt in the Senate,” Mashadi added.

He said Butt would be asked to explain his remarks that Senators were trying to influence the board to clear the bills of a construction company that built the enclosure at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

“Butt also made disparaging remarks on the match-fixing issue against some senators and he has to explain his position and defend himself,” Mashadi said.

He said the Senate standing committee on sports the authority to question and look into the working of the board and all officials were duty bound to appear before the committee when required.

“The fact is that everyone is worried about the state of cricket affairs in the country and the team is also struggling in England so it is a matter of concern,” he added.


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