‘Third wave is more lethal, follow COVID-19 SOPs to avoid complete lockdown,’ PM warns

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

04th Apr, 2021. 03:37 pm

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday while directly responding to general public via telephone has urged to wear facemasks and follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) designed to contain coronavirus spread.

Imran Khan said third wave of the pandemic is proving more lethal across the globe including Pakistan.

India Pakistan Relations

Speaking about the Pakistan India relations, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that relations with New Delhi cannot be normalized until the Modi administration reverses its illegal actions of August 5, 2019 regarding Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

Imran Khan reassured that Pakistan will not take any decision that could compromise Kashmir.

He said no government in the past had fought the case of Kashmir at an international forum so effectively as he is doing.

Inflation

Imran Khan while responding to a question regarding inflation, he said that his government has made controlling inflation its top priority and several administrative measures have been taken to check dearness in the country.

The Prime Minister said that PTI government is importing gas on lower rates under new contracts and also giving subsidy to people on it. He added that rupee is strengthening, it will also help control price hike in the country.

Prime Minister said 70 percent of power is being produced through imported fuel, which is another reason behind price hike.

He said middle man is also cause of dearness, government is working to address all the causes of inflation through administrative and other measures.

Revolutionary Agricultural policy

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that PTI government is soon going to introduce a revolutionary Agricultural policy in near future to overcome the issues of shortage of any food items.

He said under this policy, through the use of information technology, we will be able to predict the shortage of any commodity.

Health coverage

Prime Minister said that PTI government aims to introduce universal health coverage under Sehat Insaf Card in three provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to revolutionize health system in the country.

Crackdown against Land Grabbers

Prime Minister Imran Khan also highlighted the issue of land mafia and said that said a crackdown has been started against the land grabbers to recover the official and private.

Naya Pakistan Housing program loans

The Premier said the government has softened the terms for housing loans under Naya Pakistan Housing program so that maximum number of people belonging to the low-income groups can benefit from it.

He said the government is also taking every possible step to remove all barriers for investors in construction sector.

Economic Conditions

Speaking about the economic conditions, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that country’s major economic indicators are moving in the positive direction.

He expressed pleasure that after achieving stability in primary balance, the country will secure economic growth in future.

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