Govt to provide maximum relief to masses: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) -Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is making all out efforts to provide maximum relief to people despite difficult economic situation.

He was chairing a meeting on measures to control prices of commodities and provide relief to people, in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said the present government’s only priority is to provide relief to people. He directed all the ministries and departments concerned to present report on implementation of measures regarding public relief and its results within two days.

Imran Khan said the government is aware of the difficulties people have to face due to difficult economic situation and the economic reforms introduced by the government.

He said the government has allocated 190 billion rupees for Ehsaas programme. He said health insurance worth 720,000 is being provided to the needy under Sehat Insaf Card. He said the government has provided seven billion rupees to Utility Stores to bring reduction in the prices of essential commodities.

The Prime Minister said all possible administrative measures are being taken to ensure provision of essential commodities, control their prices and check profiteering and hoarding.

Imran Khan directed to finalize at the earliest the proposal of increasing monthly stipend under Benazir Income Support Programme.

He also directed the advisor on commerce to finalize proposals and the required steps to decrease price of fertilizers by 400 rupees to provide relief to the small farmers.=DNA