Senate, NA secretariats slash fuel quota by 40pc

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Sanjrani, Ashraf meet to discuss political, economic situation

The National Assembly speaker and the Senate chairman have decided to reduce the fuel expenditure of their respective secretariats by 40 per cent as part of austerity measures in light of the record increase in prices of petroleum products. According to a statement issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the decision was taken during a meeting between NA Speaker Pervaiz Ashraf and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

The decision to cut down on fuel expenditure by the Senate and the National Assembly secretariats will be applicable to the Senate chairman, deputy chairman, the NA speaker, and deputy speaker among other bigwigs. The heads of standing committees and officers will take austerity measures and reduce fuel consumption as well, added the statement. Sanjrani and Ashraf also discussed current political and economic crises and said the government officials stood by the masses in this difficult hour. The decision to reduce the fuel expenditure by the two secretariats came after the federal cabinet, provincial governments significantly slash their fuel spending.

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