Senate discusses Govt loans, electricity, gas prices, recent protests

Senate rejects motion to amend NFC Award

ISLAMABAD: Senate today resumed debate on motions regarding terms and conditions of all types of loans taken by government, recent price hike in gas and electricity prices and recent Dharna.
Taking part in the discussion, Senator Faisal Javed Khan said government is taking concrete steps to enhance exports of the country.
He said remittances have reached at its highest level. He said people of Pakistan demand accountability across the board. He said process of accountability will speed up.
Opposition benches criticized the government for reaching an agreement with protesters to end the sit-in held in Islamabad and other parts of the country.They also criticized the government for selective accountability.
They said government should fulfil the promises made during elections campaign. They said that loans from foreign countries will increase the inflation rate in the country.
The House offered fateha for the departed soul of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri Khan’s mother who died on Sunday.
Thirteen bills were introduced in the House.
These include: “The Day Care Centres Bill, 2018”, “ The Trained Paramedical Staff Facility Bill, 2018”, “ The Board of Investment (Amendment) Bill, 2018”, “The Ratification of Foreign Agreements by Parliament Bill, 2018,” “The Exit from Pakistan (Control) (Amendment) Bill, 2018”, “The SBP Banking Services Corporation (Repeal) Bill, 2018”, “ The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (Amendment of Article 11)”, “ The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) bill, 2018”, “The Foreign Private Investment (Promotion and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2018”, ‘The Banking Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2018”, “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (Amendment of Article 130)”, “The State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2018”, “The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill, 2018”.
The Chair referred the bills to the concerned committees of the House.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here