Govt urged evolving mechanism to control price hike: Lawmakers

ISLAMABAD: The Legislators Tuesday urged the government to evolve mechanism with the help of provincial governments to control price hike in country.

Speaking on the resolution regarding `This House is of the opinion that the government should take steps to control the price hike in the country’ the movers Abdul Waseem said that laws were existed on price hike and there was dire need to implement it.

Abdul Waseem said there were many institutions to control price hike in the country and it was responsibility of the government to make these institutions more vibrant and effective.

He was of the view that price hike had promoted terrorism and law and order situation in the country and the government should take steps in coordination of provincial governments to control it.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Dr Arif Alvi urged the parliamentarians to play their due role to empower the women in controling price hike and inflation.

Arif Alvi said that constitution had protected the basic right of common man and it should be implemented in true letter and spirit to address the issue.

Ayesha Syed urged the government to activate the national institution that was working to control price hike, adding that institutions of health and education should run in transparent manners. She said the government should also review direct and indirect tax which burden on common man.

The lawmaker said that corruption should also be abolished. Amir Zaman said that it was the basic responsibility of the government to control price hike in the country and end the direct and indirect tax.

MQM legislator Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan suggested the government to formulate the committee of the National Assembly which would take measures and make legislation to control price hike.

Pakistan People Party (PPP) leader Nawab Yousuf Talpur said that agriculture was backbone of the economy and price hike could not be controled without giving facilities to farmers.

MNA Shazia Sobia said that provincial government should take steps to curb the elements responsible for price hike and federal government should create job opportunities for youth.

She urged the government to take all provinces into confidence to execute China-Pak Economic Corridor (CEPC) project.

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