Sugar shortage, windstorm damage echoes in Assembly

The State Government Wednesday faced flak in the Legislative Assembly over non-availability of sugar in Kashmir.
Sugar shortage, windstorm damage echoes in Assembly
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The State Government Wednesday faced flak in the Legislative Assembly over non-availability of sugar in Kashmir.

During the Question Hour, Minister for CAPD Choudary Zulfikar Ali made suo-moto statement in the House, saying he has been misquoted by media over quantity of Sugar available in Kashmir.

 "You should apologize for misleading the House. We don't know whether you, intentionally or unintentionally, made the statement on floor of the House yesterday. Media has not misquoted you," Sagar told him.

In the meanwhile, NC lawmakers Altaf Ahmad Wani and Abdul Majid Larmi protested against shortage of sugar in Kashmir.

The protesting lawmakers also asked the Minister to come up with a detailed statement about quantity of sugar available, constituency-wise.

Unsatisfied with Minister's reply, Larmi stormed in the well and took up the issue with the Speaker.

Meanwhile, some lawmakers also raised the demand of compensation for losses suffered in Bandipora and Islamabad districts due to Tuesday's windstorm.

Responding to MLAs, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Basharat Bukhari said he has sought report from DCs on losses.

"Once I would get report from them, I would inform the House accordingly," he said.

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