Subsidy of Rs 30 billion earmarked for 2019-20, Dr Firdous Ashiq
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government has set subsidy of 30 billion for the domestic consumers for year 2019-20.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan presented a briefing of the federal cabinet and said that domestic consumers have been given a subsidy of Rs. 19 billion in the year 2018 and a subsidy of Rs 30 billion has been earmarked for domestic consumers for 2019-20.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said, a plan has also been discussed to bring clean green gas to consumers and a directive has been made to create a billing mechanism for Sui Southern and Northern.
He said, a detailed briefing has been taken from the Ministry of Water and Power and Petroleum regarding gas and electricity prices while subsidy of Rs 242 billion has been given to electricity consumers up to 300 units.
According to Firdous Ashiq Awan, the cabinet was informed that a subsidy of Rs 100 billion was being provided to the agriculture sector while the Prime Minister also directed the Ministry of Science to submit the summary again.
While during this cabinet members said that every consumer of electricity has the reservation that the burden of extra units is imposed on the consumer.
She said that in the cabinet meeting, twelve agenda items appeared, six of which were approved, one was delayed, one was withdrawn and one has been canceled.
The Assistant Special Minister said that during the cabinet meeting there was a discussion for the implementation of the problems faced by the people while the performance of the government for 15 months was also reviewed.
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