Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday submitted a Calling Attention Notice in the National Assembly in connection with four percent increase in inflation rate, terming it highest in recent months.
The Calling Attention Notice was submitted by Shazia Atta Mari, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Imran Zafar Leghari, Syed Naveed Qamar and Dr Nafisa Shah in the National Assembly.
According to text of Calling Attention Notice, “We would like to invite the attention of Federal Minister for Finance towards the continuous rise in inflation in recent months especially in the prices of essential commodities of daily use. Present inflation rate of four percent is highest in the last 14 months and is a source of grave concern for the public especially low income families.
“Government has so far failed to transfer the benefits of low oil prices to the public as people are not getting any respite in commodities/products directly affected by oil prices. This is a serious matter causing grave concern among public and needs to be discussed on the floor of the House.”