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Pakistan to be welfare state in 2020: PM expresses resolve

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

02nd Jan, 2020. 12:47 am
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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has committed to take giant steps in the current year to make Pakistan a welfare state.

According to the details, addressing groundbreaking ceremony of a new campus of Air University today, Imran Khan said economy has been stabilized during the last year and now all economic indicators are showing positive signs.

Khan said, now the government will focus on utilizing all available resources in the country and provide maximum relief to people.

The Prime Minister said the government will ensure provision of essential commodities at utility stories at lower rates and introduce Insaf Cards. He said Langar will be started in slum areas; while Health Insurance Cards and Panahgahs have already been opened for the needy.

He also said, tourism and construction sectors will be given special importance during the current year, which will bolster national economy.

Good news for KP! The government has increased the budget

Underlining his vision of building Pakistan on the pattern of the State of Madina, Imran Khan said humanity, rule of law and education will be focused during the PTI government.

He said technology and research will have to be given due importance in the education system to make real progress in the current modern era.

The Prime Minister reiterated his commitment to rectify the system by bringing meritocracy and strengthening institutions.

Earlier on today, The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that the government has enhanced budget for merged districts comprising erstwhile FATA from fifty-eight billion to one hundred and sixty-two billion rupees.

According to the details, replying to a question during the Question Hour, Minister of State for SAFRON Shehryar Khan Afridi said sixty-two billion rupees have been allocated to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in lieu of “Recurrent and Development Budget”.

Shehryar Khan Afridi said Federal government has approved one point one billion rupees under Prime Minister National Health Program for poor families in erstwhile FATA. The Minister of State said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has also earmarked eleven billion rupees for the merged districts. He said five years Income Tax and Sales Tax exemption has been granted to erstwhile tribal areas.

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