MQM submits Calling Attention Notice in Senate against price-hike

ISLAMABAD: Mutahidda Quomi Movement (MQM) Wednesday submitted a Calling Attention Notice in Senate urging immediate measures to check price-hike and strict action against hoarders and profiteers.

The Notice has been submitted by Senator Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi under rule 64 of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate. The notice draws the attention of the concerned minister over the persistent increase in the prices of daily use items. The notice urged the government to devise a mechanism for strict control of prices of daily use. The shopkeepers must be compelled to adhere to selling their items on control rate.

Mashhadi urged the government to take immediate remedial measures and strict action against the middle man, hoarders and unscrupulous shop keepers. He stressed steps must be taken to bring the prices of basic food items to a reasonable level.