Islamabad: During the Senate session, the opposition has sharply criticized the federal government over the choice to denationalise Pakistan Steel Mills.
When the Senate met below the chairmanship of Sadiq Sanjarani, the opposition expressed its views on the proposed privatization of Pakistan Steel Mills.
PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan stated that Imran Khan stated that we are going to run the metal mills, the nation goes bankrupt, they maintain the earlier governments accountable for every thing, vote The large bosses ought to resign now, Asad Omar ought to resign now.
Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq stated that Imran Khan claimed that he would run the metal mills, the place did that promise of Imran Khan go?
Former Chairman of Pakistan Steels Mills Lt. Gen. (retd) Abdul Qayyum demanded that a separate debate be held within the House relating to Pakistan Steel Mills.
Federal Minister Hamad Azhar stated on behalf of the federal government that Pakistan Steel Mills has a debt of Rs 211 billion and a lack of Rs 176 billion. Pakistan Steel Mills went right into a revenue deficit between 2008 and 2009, in 2015 Steel. Mills have been shut down, workers have been paid Rs 35 billion in 5 and a half years, we need to run metal mills with personal partnership, we are going to transfer in the direction of privatization after debt restructuring of metal mills, metal The workers of the mills shall be paid a median of Rs. 23 lakhs and a few will get Rs. 70 lakhs.
Following the calls for of the Members of Parliament, the Chairman Senate referred the matter of dismissal of Steel Mills workers to the related Standing Committee.