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Wheat issue dominates Senate debates amid protest from opposition

Wheat issue dominates Senate debates
Wheat issue dominates Senate debates amid protest from opposition.
However, other issues also came under discussion while Senate also passed four resolutions.

The first resolution recommended the government to maintain the scholarships for admission in Medical and Dental colleges which HEC granted to the students of Balochistan and FATA.
It also called for its extension till 2022.
The second resolution urged the Government to take all necessary steps in coordination with the Provincial Governments to bring down the rate of population growth.
The third resolution recommended that the Government should take necessary steps to implement the “ease of doing business” programme which present government initiated, in letter and in spirit.
The fourth resolution urged the Government to take immediate steps to provide official accommodations to all employees working in Government and semi Government departments.

Wheat issue dominates Senate debates

However, wheat issue surpassed everything which Prime Minister, ECC, Ministers or Parliament reviewed today on Monday.
While taking part in the debate on flour shortage in some parts of the country, Senator Mohsin Aziz said the government is fully aware of the issue.
He assured the house that the government would resolve this issue within two to three days.
The Chairman in his ruling directed the Minister for Food Security Khusro Bakhtiyar to brief the House about recent shortage of flour.
Meanwhile, the opposition in the Upper House also criticized the mismanagement of government.
They said it caused flour shortage and price hike in some parts of the country.
While taking floor of the House, Leader of the Opposition, Raja Zafarul Haq said the government has failed to manage the issue.
He further said that shortage of flour is directly affecting every Pakistani.
Senator Javed Abbasi said the PTI led government has no interest in public welfare.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Azam Khan Swati concluded the discussion on motion which PPP’s Bahramand Khan Tangi moved on economic situation.
Swati said that economic indicators are moving in right direction due to prudent policies of government.
He said international financial institutions have acknowledged economic stability. He also noted restored trust of investors in Pakistan.
Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said the government will lay 1875 kilometers railway track.
he said they would release tender notice till March.
The House will now meet again tomorrow at 3pm.

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