NA: Shaikh Rashid urges govt to provide essential commodities to common man at affordable rates)

June 9, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Taking part in general discussion on Budget for the next fiscal year 2015-16, in his speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday Shaikh Rashid Ahmad urged the government to provide essential commodities to the common man at affordable rates.

He pointed out that a comprehensive programme is needed to improve the conditions of the hospitals. He suggested that Mosques should also be used as educational institutions.

Responding to a point of order in the National Assembly raised by Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid informed the National Assembly that live feed was made available to all the TV channels for live coverage of the Budget debate.

The Minister said that the facility of live feed is available either direct through satellite with a parameter number or through PTV telecast. He said the government has fulfilled its promise made with the House for providing live feed to TV channels.

Taking part in discussion, Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari said due to prudent policies of the government, GDP growth has increased, per capita income has gone up from 1380 dollars to 1512 dollars and inflation has come down to four point six percent.

Ghulam Ahmed Bilour urged the government to focus on hydel power generation to overcome electricity shortage in the country. He said there is a great potential in KPK to generate hydel electricity.

Ch. Ashraf said efforts were made to provide relief to the poor segment of the society in the budget. He said allocations have been enhanced for Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and BISP for this purpose.

Sahibzada Tariq Ullah in his speech criticized the government to achieve targets of previous budget. He lauded the government for creating consensus on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.