Islamabad, March 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to intensify efforts to facilitate the common man particularly belonging to the lower class. Chairing a review meeting on the prices of flour, sugar and other essential commodities in Islamabad, the Prime Minister also directed to maintain the gas tariff for next few months in order to provide relief to the consumers.
The meeting discussed the issues regarding stability of the prices of essential commodities, particularly of flour, and the measures to reduce the prices of sugar, gas and petrol. The Prime Minister directed his economic team to ensure stability of the flour prices till the government introduces the Targeted Subsidy Scheme. He said a comprehensive programme is under consideration for provision of direct subsidy on flour to the poor people.
Imran Khan said purpose of the government subsidy is to provide financial assistance to the weaker sections of the society so that the burden of inflation on them can be reduced as much as possible. The Prime Minister also stressed on timely import of wheat through public and private means as per the government decisions keeping in view the future needs.
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