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Govt to make big decisions in February: Asad Umar


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

09th Feb, 2020. 11:11 pm
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KARACHI: The government is going to make big decisions in February, and all those responsible for inflating the prices of commodities will be punished, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said.

According to the details, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has dismissed reports of conflict with government’s partner Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).

Asad Umar, the planning, development and special initiatives minister, announced while speaking in Karachi’s Lyari on Sunday.

He said that the prices of commodities will be reduced. The PM has decided to take action against the culprits and all those found responsible will have to pay the cost, Umar added.

Umar made the comments while speaking to the media after inaugurating a hospital in Lyari, Karachi Sunday afternoon. He maintained that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was on the same page with the MQM-P to address the ‘injustice’ experienced by the port city.

Karachi belongs to PTI, not MQM: Asad Umar

Earlier on February 7, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative Asad Umar said that under special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal government was fully committed to meet the target of expenditures of development funds under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20.

Speaking to the media, the federal minister said: “We [the PTI] are working for the people of Karachi, with the MQM-P as a partner.”

“The target of spending Rs 701 billion on the development projects will be fully met at any cost as the PM has issued clear direction in this regard and I have also conveyed my clear direction to the ministry to meet the target,” the minister said while briefing the media here.

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