NA Speaker Qaiser says prime minister receptive to idea of 'charter of economy'

Published June 22, 2019
"This special committee for the economy will consider only current economic conditions and will propose solutions," NA Speaker Qaiser has said. Photo: File
"This special committee for the economy will consider only current economic conditions and will propose solutions," NA Speaker Qaiser has said. Photo: File

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser late Friday said Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to the formation of a committee on a 'charter of economy'.

Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, the NA speaker said he had discussed legislation, politics and economic affairs with the prime minister. During the talks, Qaiser said, the prime minister agreed to the formation of a special committee to tackle challenges to growth.

Qaiser said he will be taking the opposition on board to this end for the "greater cause of our country".

"This special committee for the economy will consider only current economic conditions and will propose solutions. I hope that government and all opposition parties will contribute in their best for country’s greater cause," he added in a subsequent tweet.

The idea of a charter of economy — an arrival at a common ground of sorts between the warring government and opposition benches — had been proposed by both PPP and PML-N.

On Friday, while speaking to journalists in Bilawal Bhutto's chamber in the National Assembly, former president Asif Ali Zardari had said he had proposed a charter of economy to the government, "but they are not receptive to the idea. They are mocking the suggestion, but there is a precedent for it."

Opinion

Poisoning minds
23 Jan 2021

Poisoning minds

ICS cadets were raised on James Mill’s notorious work.
The fog of Broadsheet
23 Jan 2021

The fog of Broadsheet

How can the government pump credibility into an official probe when it has already declared its own political verdict?
Cheating on online exams
23 Jan 2021

Cheating on online exams

The difficulty of preventing online cheating and low ethical standards means that these days most students cheat.
Language mess
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Language mess

Our policy confuses the medium-of-instruction debate with the language-acquisition debate.

Editorial

23 Jan 2021

Power price hike

ALREADY struggling to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and rising food prices, consumers received yet...
Updated 23 Jan 2021

Israeli land grab

WITH the chapter now closed on the Trump presidency, the eyes of many in the international community — ...
23 Jan 2021

New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country....
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Time to heal

A multitude of foreign issues will test Biden’s mettle and require progressive thinking.
22 Jan 2021

Foreign funding

AS the pressure builds on his party in the foreign funding case, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an ...
22 Jan 2021

Decaying PTV

THE Cabinet Committee on State-Owned Enterprises has decided to remove Pakistan Television from the list of...