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Important Senate meeting to be held today


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

08th Jun, 2020. 12:32 pm
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Important Senate meeting to be held today

The Senate meeting is set to take place today. Important national issues and sensitive matters ae likely to be discussed today in the meeting.

According to details, the Senate will discuss “the failure of the present government to restructure the loss-making state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to make them profitable”.

The 49-point agenda presented by the Senate Secretariat for the private member’s day sitting also comprised of the introduction of 10 bills. Another 5 bills are likely to be passed that have been already approved by the respective house committees.

Exchange of arguments had happened on Friday in the Senate on the opening day on Friday. Opposition parties protested over the government’s decision to reduce 9,000 employees from Pakistan Steel Mills.

Prime Minister chairs meeting to review flour prices

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high-level meeting to review the availability of wheat and ensure control over flour prices.

The meeting decided to immediately lift all restrictions on the inter-provincial movement of wheat and also to remove check posts.

During the meeting, it was stated that an additional 2% duty is imposed on wheat imports and the prevention of smuggling of flour abroad will be ensured.

It was decided in the meeting that import of wheat would be allowed while there would be no restriction on the quantity of import and the duty imposed on the import of wheat would be completely abolished.

The meeting also decided to crack down on elements involved in stockpiling of wheat and flour on a large scale while also on prevention of smuggling of wheat and flour abroad.

 

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