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Pakistan Sete seeks demonetisation of Rs 5,000 notes

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, Dec 19: The Pakistan Sete on Monday passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of high denomition Rs 5,000 currency notes in order to curb the flow of black money.

Setor Usman Saif Ullah Khan of the Pakistan Muslim League tabled the resolution that was endorsed by the majority of law makers in the upper house of Parliament.

The resolution said that the withdrawal of Rs 5,000 notes from circulation will encourage the use of bank accounts and reduce the size of the undocumented economy.

It said the withdrawal of the currency notes should take place within three to five years in order to purge markets of these notes.

Law Minister Zahid Hamid, however, said that the withdrawal of the notes will create crises in the market and the people will resort to foreign currencies in the absence of Rs 5,000 notes. (ians)

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