Majlis has asked govt. to release details of economic reform plan

TEHRAN, July 27 (MNA) - Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has asked the government to present the details of its economic reform plan to lawmakers, Chairman of the Majlis Energy Committee Hamid-Reza Katouzian said on Saturday.

Majlis has formed a special committee to study the government’s economic reform plan. However, the committee has held no session on the plan yet.

 

The economic reform plan is geared toward cutting subsidies and paying it in the form of cash to the citizens.

 

Katouzian said the special committee will start its work immediately after election of its presiding board.

 

According to Katouzian, the Majlis Presiding Board should give the go ahead to the first meeting of the committee so that it can elect its presiding board.

 

Katouzian told the Mehr News Agency that even if the government refuses to submit the details of the plan the committee will try to gain access to the details through informal channels.

 

He said after the first meeting the committee will formally ask the government to present the details of the plan.

 

The parliamentarian said the special committee will “study the plan for freeing up prices and the direct payment of subsidies and it will provide a report and make some decisions.”

 

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