Minister for Information Shibli Faraz has on Tuesday expressed satisfaction that the prices of essential commodities in the country are coming down.
Shibli Faraz was addressing joint press conference with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar in Islamabad.
Speaking on the occasion, the information minister said that despite Covid-19, the government has managed to stabilize the economy and bring down inflation.
He said our aim is to generate economic activity to create job opportunities for the people. We are constructing two new dams and two new cities.
The Information Minister said the government is trying to address the internal and external challenges faced by the country but regretted that the opposition is bent upon damaging the country’s interests by holding rallies.
He said this is a democratic and elected government and the opposition parties will have to wait for the next three to eight years.
The Information Minister said the aim of opposition parties which were rejected by the people in the 2018 elections is not to serve the country but to protect their vested interests.
Shibli Faraz also made it clear that no NRO will be given to the corrupt leaders.
The Information Minister said the opposition cannot blackmail the government through pressure tactics. He, however, said we are ready to hold negotiations with them on the issues faced by the country.
Shibli Faraz appealed to the masses to stay away from the rallies of opposition whose politics is based on lies.
The people should fully adhere to the SOPs to cope with the second wave of Covid-19, the minister added.
The Information Minister warned if the situation did not improve, the government will have to opt for more strict restrictions.
On the other hand, speaking on the occasion, SAPM Usman Dar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a comprehensive package for Sialkot worth 17 billion rupees during his visit to the city tomorrow.
He said the amount will be spent on establishment of five parks; construction of drinking water plants and traffic re-engineering.
Under Kamyab Jawan Program 2 billion rupees have so far been distributed among the youth of the county while 6 billion rupees will be dispersed during next six months, added Dar.