Islamabad: STANDING COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION MET UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR. ASAD UMER, MNA TO DISCUSS THE PERFORMANCE OF MINISTRY AND ITS ATTACHED DEPARTMENT.
The Committee expressed its deep concern about the present state of Pakistan Steel Mills which is driven to collapse even its employees are not being given salaries for last three months.
The Committee strongly recommended that the Ministry may immediately ensure the release of salaries to the poor and low paid employees of the Steel Mills. As the Minister for Industries & Production and Secretary were not present, so the Committee asked the Ministry to ensure presence of both the heads in its next meeting.
The Committee discussed Government’s policy regarding withdrawal of subsidy on fertilizer products which has not only increased the rates of fertilizers but also enabled Companies to earn more profit. In this way, the farmers have to pay much higher rates than the original prices. The Committee also expressed its concern over withdrawal of subsidy on sugar which caused increase in its prices.
Earlier, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industries & Production briefed the Committee about performance of the Ministry and its attached departments and the ongoing projects.
MNAs Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh, Sahibzada Muhammad Nazeer Sultan, Ms. Surriya Asghar, Sardar Kamal Khan Chang, Ms. Sajida Begum, Mr. Saleem Rehman, Mr. Muhammad Muzammil Qureshi, Mr. Iftikhar-ud-Din, Mian Abdul Manan MNAs attended the meeting, besides officials of the Ministry.