Subsidy Cut In Staple Food Stirs Majlis

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The People’s Majlis was stirred with the controversy of subsidy cut in staple food after the floor of the house opened after a recess of one month.


  • The decision to subsidies from October 1 doubled the prices of staple food overnight
  • All 52 MPs voted in favour to debate the price hike calling it national concern
  • PPM MPs also criticised the government for the abrupt decision to hike prices
  • A few defended the move saying that 40 per cent of beneficiaries of subsidies are expatriates
  • Some MPs citing World Bank and IMF recommendations hailed President Yameen for unpopular decision for the good of the economy
  • Opposition MPs lashed out at the government over the cut and raised issue of stolen money in the MMPRC corruption scandal

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