The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution extending the General Statistics (Re-organization) Amendment Ordinance, 2022 for a further period of one hundred and twenty days.

It was moved by Minister for Commerce Naveed Qamar.

At the house, the house offered fateha for those killed in recent terrorist incident in North Waziristan and former Provincial Minister Bakht Baidar Khan who passed away in Lower Dir a few days back.

The Chair said our security forces have rendered immense sacrifices in the war on terrorism. Strongly condemning terror incidents, he said we have to fight this menace with unity.

The House is now continuing discussion on the budget for the next fiscal year.

Participating in the budget debate, Shahnaz Baloch said the relevant stakeholders should sit together to chart out a way forward to rid the country of debt. She said special focus should be given to the development of Balochistan.

Riaz ul Haq said the government should address the issue of circular debt. He said water reservoirs should be constructed to overcome the issue of water scarcity and ensure food security.

Shams-un-Nisa said was appreciative of the government for extending relief to the masses including employees in the budget regardless of the difficult economic situation.

Tahira Aurangzeb said the budget envisages a special loan scheme for the youth which will help them stand on their own feet. She said the government has also given unprecedented incentives to the agriculture sector.

Maulana Kamal Uddin said difficult decisions have to be taken to bring reforms in loss making institutions. He said this is important to take the country in the right direction.

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Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon said the political parties should set aside their differences and agree on a charter of economy for the sake of the country. He said political stability is a must to bring prosperity in the country. He proposed that farmers should be given interest free loans for switching to solar tube-wells.