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Opposition demands approval of IMF package from Upper House

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Senators Thursday demanded approval of the IMF package from the Upper House, fearing that the package would make the country's economy hostage to the Fund. As the House witnessed uproar amidst cross allegations, the opposition members were firm on their demand to discuss the issue in the House and get approval before finalization....

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 30, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 30, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago
Opposition demands approval of IMF package from Upper House

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Senators Thursday demanded
approval of the IMF package from the Upper House, fearing that the
package would make the country's economy hostage to the Fund.
As the House witnessed uproar amidst cross allegations, the
opposition members were firm on their demand to discuss the issue in
the House and get approval before finalization.
“In view of the non-serious attitude during last six months,
we have apprehensions, either if the program be beneficial for the
country,” said Leader of the House in the Senate, Kamil Ali Agha.
Agha was critical of the appointment of the Advisor to the
Prime Minister on Finance and said, the government even did not has
a competent person to be appointed as Finance Minister.
He said the Advisor did not tell about finalization of the
agreement during his winding up speech in the House and members came
to know it from media reports.
He demanded to convene special session of the House to discuss
the program.
He also objected the privatization of Dadu Sugar Mills and
demanded to immediately issue directive to Sindh government to stop
the privatization process.
“We would not allow selling out of national assets in this
way,” Agha said and also demanded to investigate the privatization
process of Qadirpur Gas Fields.
The Leader of the Opposition also demanded to inform the House
that who was going to purchase the shares of National bank of
Pakistan and said, the government always boasted of democracy but
did not take the Parliament into confidence on these issues.
“Why KESC is being sold out again. Did earlier privatization
benefitted the people, if not then why to further add to problems of
Karachi residents,” he said.
Responding to Kamil Ali Agha's points, Minister for Housing
Rehmatullah Kakar assured the House about presence of maximum
ministers in the House during the session.
He said the Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance had informed
the House in detail on economic condition of the country.
He also assured to present detailed report on Dadu Sugar Mills
privatization in next session and said, Qadirpur Gas Field would be
privatized only if it would be in national interest.
On this Kamil Ali Agha said, the government would not be
allowed to make money through privatization and exchanged hot words
with Minister for Housing who alleged the opposition of usurping
nation's money during last ten years.
Exchange of remarks continued for a while, with shouting and
challenging each other when the Chair asked the members to cool down
and the minister reassured to take the House into confidence on
these issues.

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