Government’s focus on inflation, economic progress can now be seen: PM Imran Khan

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

25th Feb, 2020. 09:35 am
Federal Cabinet

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he would not relent until all involved in artificially-created price-hike were identified and punished.

He said as a result of government’s focus on price control, substantial decrease in prices, especially in vegetable prices, could now be seen.

“As a result of government’s focus on price control, substantial decrease in prices, especially in vegetable prices, can now be seen”, the prime minister said in a twitter message.

Yesterday, the premiere terming energy sector as vital for the country’s economic progress said reduction in electricity price, energy reforms and overcoming power losses was the priority of the government.

PM said the government cognizant of problems faced by electricity consumers.

He said the government made efforts to ensure stability in prices to facilitate common man.

The premiere mentioned that the government was providing relief to consumers using 100 to 300 of electricity.

He regretted that negligence of previous governments on power projects and administrative reforms put unnecessary burden over electricity consumers.

Earlier this month, PM Imran Khan had pledged to go to any lengths to ensure a reduction in prices of essential commodities in order to provide relief to the masses reeling from inflation.

The federal cabinet meeting attended by Adviser to the PM on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar, and the Utility Stores Corporation chairman.

However, the prime minister had directed the economic team to bring down prices of essential food items.

He said the government would provide financial assistance to the poor who are unable to make ends meet.

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