ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari once again tried to seek cooperation from PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and looked to resolving the issue of the Reformed General Sales Tax.
President Zardari wrote a letter to the PML-N chief in response to his letter of November 10, in which he had raised some concerns.
In the letter, the president invited the PML-N chief to appoint a senior party representative to help with difficult decisions required to take the country forward.
Regarding Nawaz Sharif’s concern over the increase in petroleum and electricity prices, the president wrote that the prices in Pakistan were linked directly to international market prices and were free of government interference.
Defending the policy of not giving indiscriminate subsidies, the president said that given the current situation, subsidies could lead to economic imbalance.
The president, in his letter, also sought PML-N’s cooperation with the RGST Bill 2010.