Senate body seeks power for parliament to fix oil prices

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Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Monday recommended that the Parliament should be given discretion to decide the prices of the fuel in the larger interest of the Public.

The Committee met on Monday in parliament house under the Chairmanship of Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad.

The Committee while fearing the hike in prices of fuel as from Rs12 /liter in one jump raised question on the authority to decide the fuel prices.

Public Petition PP–3880 regarding framing of recruitment rules in respect of regularized civil gazette officer (BS -17) – HOS Frontier corps KP [South] was disposed of with the directions by the Committee to complete the process within a week, for the establishment to take up the matter according to the rules and attain finality in the form of report to be submitted to the Senate Standing Committee, on the issue, within a fortnight.

It was submitted in the Petition that their regularization further promotion criteria have not yet been formulated and Civil Gazetted Officers in FC-KP (South) are still in the same scale having no career progression including six (06) account officers (BS-17) and Education Officers (BS 17), one Medical Officers (BS -17), one Sub Division Officer and one Public Relation Officer.

The Committee was apprised that the Establishment after incorporating the views of the Ministry of Interior, is agreed upon to finalize a way forward that the civil Gazette officers (BS-17) in FC-KP ( South) and FC-KP (North) were not adjusted in accordance with the decision of Cabinet Sub-Committee on regularizing, Ministry of Interior may take up a fresh case with MS Wing Establishment Division for creation of these posts of Civil Gazette Officers (BS-17) in FC-KP (South)).

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