Dialogues on economic reforms agenda heading in right direction: Hafeez


Federal Minister for Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh here on Wednesday said that negotiations on national economic reforms agenda were heading in right direction resulting in the economic revival of the country.

Talking to media after the third round of dialogue between the parliamentary committees of the government and Pakistan Muslim League (N), he informed that price control mechanism committee comprising the chief secretaries of the provinces would meet tomorrow (Thursday) and submit its suggestions to the government.

Besides he said that the suggestions and the proposals of the petroleum price committee are being finalized, adding a judicial commission headed by a judge of Supreme Court or High Court has been formed to find out the reasons of sugar price hike in the country.

Talking on the occasion, Senator Ishaq Dar said that the government of Punjab has started to implement the policy of economic reforms and merged the seven organizations to save the national echequer.

He said that PML-N would continue its unflinching support to the federal government for war against terror. He said that the war against terror was top priority of PML-N.

The next meeting of the Parliamentary Committee would be held on January 31 and then on February 2, however the sub committees would continue their deliberations on different issues.

Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Petroleum Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Law Dr. Babar Awan, Minister of State for Finance, Hina Rabbani Khar and Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf represented the government side while Senator Ishaq Dar, Mahtab Ahmad Abbasi and Pervez Rasheed represented the PML-N.

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