Domestically produced ventilators to be handed over to NDMA till Friday, NA told

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Domestically produced ventilators to be handed over to NDMA till Friday, NA told

ISLAMABAD-The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the first consignment of domestically produced ventilators will be handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) till Friday.

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary told the House that the price of domestic ventilators as well as protective gears and testing kits is far less than the imported ones. 

The house has now started discussion on the supplementary demands for grants and appropriations pertaining to different ministries and departments for the outgoing fiscal year.

Responding to the points of opposition members, Minister for Power Omar Ayub said the government is pursuing the course of increasing the share of renewables in power generation to produce cheap electricity. 

He regretted that the previous government installed power projects run on expensive imported fuel for their vested interests. He said the PML (N) also left behind a massive circular debt.

On Petroleum prices, the Minister said the government also reduced the prices of petroleum products when these went down in the international market.

Earlier, at the outset, the house offered fateha for the security personnel martyred in terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on Monday.