Raza Rabani calls for weekly CCI meetings

By: News Desk      Published: 05:49 PM, 26 Mar, 2020
Raza Rabani calls for weekly CCI meetings

Former Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani called for weekly meetings of Council of Common Interests (CCI) where the government put all important matters including its financial agreements with the international institutions for approval.

He said the federal government decided to contact the IMF, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank for combating the coronavirus.

“The government contacted the global financial institutions in order to take the loans worth $3.65 billion, that will be used to neutralize the damaging effects on the economy of the coronavirus.”

Rabbani said that the incumbent government concealed the financial agreements in the past from the parliament and the people. He said it is essential to publicise its agreements with the international financial institutions, and stressed the need for the transparency in the use of funds and equipment.

He called for the weekly meeting of the Council of Common Interests where all the important matters including these agreements should be put for discussion and for the subsequent approval.

The former Senate Chairman also called on the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to put its reports before the CCI and said that CCI proceedings should be then put before the parliament during its session.

He called on the government and the NDMA to put a weekly report before the parliament.