ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution, moved by Syed Asif Hasnain, urging the government to control prices of petroleum products.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs did not oppose the resolution. Consequently the house unanimously adopted the resolution.
The lower house of parliament adopted three more resolutions. Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho moved a resolution asking the government to provide infallible security to Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The treasury did not oppose and joined hands in adoption of the resolution.
Another resolution adopted by the National Assembly was moved by Munaza Hassan demanding immediate steps to control the use of fake mobile phone SIMs.
Demanding the government to do away with the power loadshedding, another resolution was moved by Sajid Ahmed, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, Muhammad Salman Khan Baloch and Saman Sultana Jaffri.
Later discussing a motion, Mehmood Khan Achakzai said Pakistan was an agricultural country but unfortunately no attention was given to improve the sector.
He said apples of Balochistan were of best quality but the fruit was being imported from neighboring countries which must be stopped.
Achakzai stressed upon the need of building water reservoirs in the province to store rain water that could help boosting the sector.
Maulana Ameer Zaman said Iran and India were providing free electricity and agricultural inputs to farmers but in Pakistan electricity tariffs were so high that put a huge burden on the farmers.
He urged the government to provide subsidy to the farmers of Balochistan in the same way as being provided to the farmers of other provinces having water logging problem. Zaman also demanded of the government to let off the agricultural loans of farmers of the province.
Sardar Awais Khan Laghari said seeds which were the most important agricultural input were being imported without keeping in view their quality which was harming the sector.
He said about one million under-ground water tube-wells were operational in the country using sweet water and stressed upon the need of calling an All Parties Conference (APC) to discuss the conservation of water.
Laghari urged the government to provide alternate energy water tube- wells to farmers as electricity tube-wells were not affordable due to high tariffs.