Senate discusses power, gas prices and foreign policy
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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday resumed discussion on the agenda items including loans from foreign countries, increase in the prices of electricity and gas and the country's foreign policy in the context of Yemen issue.
Taking part in the discussion, Senator Javed Abbasi appreciated the Senate Chairman and the staff of the Senate Secretariat for holding a successful conference of Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Gwadar. He said the event projected soft image of Balochistan and Pakistan in the world.
Criticizing the government for increase in the rates of gas and electricity and adding burden of taxes on common people, he urged the government to withdraw this increase.
He said the parliament should be informed about the conditions on which a financial package was secured from Saudi Arabia.
Senator Azam Musa Khel said the government should take parliament into confidence about the agreements with various countries for getting loans. He said the join parliament's resolution on the Yemen issue should be honored.
He said Balochistan is not being given due share under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.