Rising inflation: PM Imran decides to bring Rs15b relief package

Published: 07:32 PM, 10 Feb, 2020
Rising inflation: PM Imran decides to bring Rs15b relief package
Caption: PM Imran chairs a meeting regarding inflation control measures in Islamabad.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday decided to introduce a relief package of Rs 15 billion to tackle the rising inflation and provide aid to poor people of the country.

According to details, PM Imran chaired the meeting of economic team where the decision regarding the relief package was taken. It was decided that the relief will be provided on food items through the utility stores. The administration will also monitor the food prices at the district level.

The meeting was attended by PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar, Chairman Utility Stores Zulfiqar Ali Khan, federal secretaries of Finance ministry, Commerce ministry and Social Protection Division, Managing Director Utility Stores and other senior officers.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government would leave no stone unturned in providing relief against inflation to general public particularly poor and salaried class.

Imran Khan said the government cannot act as a silent spectator on the difficulties faced by the poor people.

Big decisions taken by prime minister against inflation would be announced on Tuesday in a meeting of the federal cabinet.

The prime minister said that the top priority of the government is to provide relief to general public, especially the poor and the salaried class.

In addition, a stern action will be taken against the hoarders and profiteers. The Rs15 billion package will cover all the major food commodities and citizens will get items at a cheaper rate from utility stores.

Turkish President’s visit to promote bilateral ties: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will help promote multi-faceted bilateral relations between the two countries. 

He was addressing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Monday to review arrangements for the visit.

The prime minister said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy brotherly historic relations, and both the countries supported each other in every hour of need.

Imran Khan appreciated the Turkish leadership for extending firm support to Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue.

The prime minister directed Minister for Economic Affairs Muhammad Hammad Azhar to ensure implementation of bilateral agreements, which will be singed during Turkish president’s meetings with Pakistani leadership.