Senate Continues Debate on Price Hike

December 5, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Low attendance of Senators was observed, as the House continued its debate on the recent price-hike in petroleum products, gas and electricity charges and other essential items, says Free and Fair Elections Network in its daily factsheet.

Seven lawmakers belonging to MQM, BNP-A, ANP, PML, PkMAP, PPPP and an Independent Member debated the motion for an hour and 17 minutes. A PPPP lawmaker tabled the said motion on Tuesday.

Low attendance was observed during the proceedings with 18 Senators present at the outset while a maximum 34 at the adjournment of the sitting. Parliamentary leaders of PPPP, ANP and PML attended the proceedings.

The House took up a Calling Attention Notice addressed to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs regarding the process of delimitation of constituencies underway in the respective provinces for the upcoming local government elections in the absence of new population census.