Interior Secretary Arshad Mirza was called to come to the Parliament by midday and answer questions about bills regarding compulsory drug tests of student and prevention of drugs in educational institutions.
He said that the parliament was being ridiculed and a civil servant was not present despite the presence of a federal minister, state minister and parliamentary secretary.
Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi chaired the session but warned that the entire house would stage protest, if no action was taken against the secretary.
In Pakistan, the powerful bureaucracy is often blamed for creating unnecessary hurdles in parliamentary proceedings by withholding information.
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