Report on wheat, sugar shortage to address all concerns of opposition, NA told
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday informed the National Assembly that the report of the committee formed to investigate shortage of wheat and sugar in the country would address all concerns of the opposition.
Responding to a point of order raised by Khawaja Muhammad Asif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, he said the committee had submitted its initial report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, who asked it more questions about the problem.
“Hopefully the committee's report will be received during the current week. If the opposition's concerns were not addressed in the report, then their demand for a parliamentary committee can be considered,” he added.
He, however, expressed the hope that all the concerns of the opposition would be addressed by the committee in its findings.
The PML-N leader demanded formation of a parliamentary committee to pinpoint those elements involved in the shortage of wheat and sugar.
He also asked the government to share the report of the committee formed by the prime minister with the parliament.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry asked the opposition to give a deadline about the return of Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif to Pakistan. - APP