ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday announced that the upper house will hold a debate on Monday on rising inflation and increase in prices of the basic commodities in the country.
Leader of the Opposition Senator Raja Zafarul Haq asked the chairman to keep the rising commodities’ prices issue on top of the agenda. He also demanded presentation of the report prepared by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on the sugar crisis.
“Before any debate, the report on sugar and flour crisis should be tabled before the parliament,” the PML-N leader said.
The Senate chairman, while accepting his request, directed Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan to submit the inquiry report by Monday. He also summoned a report from the Senate’s house committee on the sugar and flour crisis in the country.
On February 11, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi said a commission formed to investigate into flour crisis will expose and take strict action against mafia involved in creating the menace across the country.