Chairman of Inquiry Commission on loans to be named within a week: Firdous

ISLAMABAD, Jun 13 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said the chairman of the high-powered Inquiry Commission announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, to probe loans taken during past ten years, would be appointed within a week and its terms of reference were being finalized.

Addressing a press conference, flanked by Federal Minister for Food Security Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan and Chairman Kissan Board Khalid Khokhar, here she said that opposition parties and a section of media was given the impression that Prime Minister himself would head the commission which was incorrect.

She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had set priorities for the next fiscal year’s budget keeping in mind the aspirations of the people.

She said some harsh steps had to be taken in the budget to stabilize the national economy. Agriculture sector was backbone of the national economy but the previous government ruined that vital sector by imposing heavy cuts in its allocations, she added.