ISLAMABAD - Opposition with consensus would send a record of price-hike during the last month in the country to the Guinness Book of World Records to be published in its next edition, Opposition leader in the Senate Kamil Ali Agha said on Friday. Kamil Ali Agha, while initiating debate on the issues of shortage and price-hike of daily used food items, said that although every one is victim of the price-hike but the poor are suffering from this menace badly. Opposition leader said that with the increase in prices of petroleum products and natural gas, the prices of food items have gone beyond the reach of common man. He pointed out that rates of edibles items had increased up to 100 percent during the tenure of newly elected government despite the fact that the coalition government had made promises with the people during election campaigns that the prices of everything would be brought down and maximum relief would be provided. He also said that during the tenure of PML-Q government, rice was sold at Rs 50 per kg, whereas now it is being sold at Rs 100 per kilogram. Similarly, he said that now ghee is being sold at Rs 150 per kg as compared to Rs 90 per kg, flour Rs 30 as compared to Rs 15 and Petrol Rs 68 per liter as compared to Rs 52 per litre. While giving reference of a newspaper, he said that the prices of gas are being increased up to 31 percent, adding that, the rulers were paying visit to Dubai instead of providing relief to masses. Opposition leader in the Senate Kamil Ali Agha further alleged that the activists of PPP were behind the skyrocketing prices of the edible items. He also referred that On Thursday, the announcement was made in Senate that the government would not increase petroleum prices without approval of the Parliament but it was increased within 6 hours after the announcement, he maintained. "Despite water in dams loadshedding of 10 hours taking place around the country. Only prices of human beings have slashed during last one month. Reinstatement of the deposed judges is my wish. I will prefer to the issue of inflation to reinstatement of the deposed judges", he said. He demanded government to expose those elements that are behind the inflation in the country. Senator Professor Khurshid said the inflation of edibles and oil is casting long-lasting impact on the life of a common man. He further said that according to a survey, 62 percent of the people interviewed have blamed the previous government for unending inflation due to its wrong policies. He said the inflation rate during the last months of the previous government had seen a dramatic increase adding that it would take sometime to control. Professor Khurshid also said there is a need that the concept of free market should be introduced, incentives should be given to increase inputs. The senator reiterated that the foremost need is that there should be proper rules and regulations to streamline the economy. He said the government should ensure the proper utilization of national resources and Gawdar Port should be made functional, as huge capital has been invested in the project. Earlier, Haji Mohammad Adeel and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri took oath as Senators. Chairman Mohammadmian Soomro administered the oath. The Chairman after administering the oath, congratulated the newly elected senators. Leader of the House in Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani welcomed the newly elected members and hoped that the house will get benefit of their rich political experience. Leader of Opposition, Kamil Ali Agha also congratulated both the members and said, they will fully participate in the proceedings of the House. Haji Muhammad Adeel in his first speech after taking oath in the Upper House demanded change of name of NWFP. "The British rulers named this province keeping in view its geographic location which should be changed," he said. Meanwhile, the Senate was adjourned till 4:00pm on Monday. Chairman Senate Mohammadmian Soomro made the announcement in this respect. The debate on inflation would continue also on Monday in senate.