PCB chief faces privilege motion by Senates sports body

February 12th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Feb.12 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt is in a serious trouble for refusing to quit,as the Senates Standing Committee on Sports is now thinking of filing a dispensation motion against him . “I will be consulting my fellow committee members over the remarks made by the PCB chief, and there is a possibility that we may file a privilege motion again him, The News quoted Senator Enver Baig, as saying.
Senator Baig said the committee has the power to charge Butt, and this would be indicated to the PCB chief at its next meeting.
Baig attacked Butt for ruining the Pakistan cricket.
They are running the PCB like a grocery shop and know nothing about anything. There are financial irregularities in the Board and the PCB management is unable to provide any satisfactory answers to our queries,” he said.
Another member of the committee Haroon Khan accused Butt of being ignorant about the committees authority.
“We have tremendous recommendatory powers. We can refer the Board’’s matters to the President of Pakistan or the Auditor General of Pakistan,” The News quoted Khan, as saying.
“We are an overseeing committee and want to pinpoint what’’s going wrong in Pakistan cricket. That is what we are there for,” he said.
Butt on Wednesday, criticised the Senate committee over their charges on the Board.
Butt said he was answerable only to PCB President Asif Zardari, as he was appointed directly by him.
They cannot ask me to resign or tell the cricket board to take back Miandad. We are only answerable to the patron and the sports ministry, he said.
If the patron asks me to resign, I”ll quit right away, Butt said. (ANI)

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