Written by PTUDC
Thursday, 06 April 2006 00:00
Comrade Manzoor Ahmed, Member of the Pakistan National Assembly, along
with several other MNAs has submitted two motions against the
privatisation of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and Pakistan
Telecommunication Company (PTCL). We publish the following report from
DAWN, Pakistan's most widely circulated English daily newspaper.
Motions on PTCL, PSM privatization
By Our Staff Reporter
See a video of Manzoor Ahmed speaking out against privatisation:
April 5: Members of the People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP) have
submitted two different adjournment motions to the National Assembly
Secretariat seeking debates on privatization of Pakistan Steel Mills
(PSM) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL).
motions, the copies of which are available with Dawn, were filed on
Wednesday under Rule 92 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of
Business in the National Assembly 1992.
MNAs Qamaruz Zaman
Kaira, Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, Zulfiqar Gondal, Syed Khursheed Shah,
Syed Naveed Qamar and Syed Nayyar Bokhari have moved the motion on the
privatization of the PTCL. In their motion, the PPP members stated that
the PTCL privatization had caused a grave concern amongst the general
public as the PTCL was a “handsome profit earner and was providing
employment to Pakistanis in different categories.”
The PPP members also termed the “sale of the PTCL dubious and against the law.”
motion on the privatization of the PSM was signed by seven PPP members.
In their motion, the opposition members stated that the government had
“sold the PSM project on a very unreasonable price knowingly that the
PSM was minting handsome profit.”
The motion on the PSM has been
signed by Raja Pervez Ashraf, Ghulam Murtaza Satti, Zamarrud Khan,
Zulfiqar Gondal, Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, Syed Nayyar Bokhari and
Qamaruz Zaman Kaira.
The above article can be found on the DAWN's website here.