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Shahid Khaqan strongly criticizes government over hiking sugar, flour prices


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

12th Feb, 2020. 11:51 pm
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Member National Assembly (MNA) and Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the government has not any clarification for hiking flour prices and sugar.

According to the details, The former Prime Minister addressed the National Assembly and said people are unaware of the economic image which the government is portraying. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also said that sugar prices have surged from Rs 43 per kilogram to Rs 90 per kilogram.

Former PM demanded to form a special committee to interrogate into the sugar and flour crises. While bashing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said all ministers are giving speeches but showing no performance.

Earlier on Wednesday, National assembly witnessed massive brawl when Pakistan Peoples Party leaders surrounded Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan during his speech over his ’10 percent’ comment.

The Opposition tore the copies of agenda. Session of the National Assembly has been adjourned to meet again on Thursday. 

Hammad Azhar tried to move opposition members away from Omar Ayub Khan.

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He said the IMF bailout package helped Pakistan in restoration its trust in other financial institutions like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and others.

Their support also helped Islamabad to come out of default like situation, he said and added that the austerity drive of the government also helped Pakistan, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh added.

He maintained that the government curtailed its budget upto rs.40 billion and the Pakistan Army also extended its help to the newly elected government by not getting increase in the defence budget.

Mr. Sheikh  said the country’s economy is improving now and the IMF has also endorsed that Pakistan has achieved all of its targets in its latest review report.

He said international financial institutions like Moody’s, Bloomberg are appreciating our efforts for the revival of the economy

But opposition here, only criticizing.

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