PM Shehbaz announces relief package of Rs28b for 14m families
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced a relief package for the low-income citizens to secure them from the current inflation and rise in the petrol and diesel prices.
The PM announced a relief package of Rs2000 per month for 14 million families but it will be separate from the Benazir Bhutto Income Support Programme (BISP).
He further announced that he has given direction to Utility Stores to provide flour bags of 10 kilograms for Rs400. He said this relief package will be included in the next budget.
He said they increased petrol prices due to international market rates and to save the country from financial default. He said Imran Khan did not raise prices for his political interest in the previous government.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, PM Shehbaz addressed the nation live on television on Friday night and said his government wants to facilitate the nation.
Before his address to the nation, PM Shehbaz took the allied parties of his government into confidence.
Shehbaz Sharif offered his rival political parties to cooperate with his government to facilitate and ease the people of Pakistan.
Shehbaz Sharif said National Security Council and the Pakistani Ambassador in the USA have already rejected Imran Khan’s threatening letter’s narrative.
He said they did not make agreements with IMF on hard conditions but Imran Khan in his last regime ruined Pakistan’s economy.
PM Shehbaz emphasised India ending its illegal act on August 05, 2019, to resolve all the controversial matters including Kashmir with Pakistan. Earlier, PM Shehbaz chaired the meeting of coalition parties and declared that his government will complete its constitutional tenure and will not come in any blackmailing to announce early elections.
The PM also said that his government will not allow anyone to stage protests or public meetings, or sit-ins at the D-Chowk in Islamabad in any case.
In the allied parties meeting, it was suggested to the PM that he should make efforts to remove the impression of a situation of uncertainty in the country.
On this, the PM replied that the allied parties should tell everyone that there is no uncertainty and that his government will complete its constitutional tenure.
Shehbaz Sharif also took the allies into confidence on the negotiations with IMF and increase in petrol and diesel prices.
Pertinent to mention here that the PM Shehbaz Sharif’s address was on-aired after three times delays. Initially, it was declared to be on-air at 8 pm but later changed the time to 9 pm and then 10:55 pm.