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Country put on path of economic revival: NA told
January 14, 2020

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Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said the country has been put on the path of economic revival due to the concrete steps taken by the government.

He was responding to a Calling Attention Notice moved by Sabir Hussain Kaim Khani in the National Assembly today (Tuesday).

The Minister categorically rejected reports that Hyderabad Dry Port is being closed down saying that the Dry Port caters to the areas of interior Sindh including Larkana, Sukkur and Jacobabad.

He said the Dry Port witnessed an increase of business activity by over one hundred per cent during the last one year.

Minister of State for for Narcotics Control, Shehryar Afridi categorically stated in the House that narcotics case against PML (N) leader Rana Sanaullah will be taken to logical conclusion.

He regretted that the PML (N) leader is using different pretexts to delay trial of the case and will not be allowed to escape trial.

The Minister of State also clarified that Control of Narcotics Substances Act was not passed by present government but the previous regimes. He said it is lamentable that the PML (N) is now finding loopholes in the act.

Shehryar Afridi dispelled the impression that he or the Prime Minister hatched a conspiracy against Rana Sanaullah.

Earlier, taking the floor, Rana Sanaullah denied the allegations of having any connections with the drug peddlers.

The House has been adjourned to meet again tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 AM.


(Zahid/Abdul Rehman)