PM committed to form policies for welfare of poor: Shibli

Staff Reporter

APP42-12 ISLAMABAD: August 12 – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz addressing a press conference at Press Information Department. APP photo by Irshad Sheikh


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz says Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to form policies for welfare of the poor and downtrodden segment of society.

He said this while addressing a news conference after a review meeting on inflation in daily use commodities held in Islamabad today (Wednesday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

The Minister said price of 20kg flour bag in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is from 900 to 1150 rupees whereas 860 rupees in Punjab while in Sindh prices are at the highest level. Shibli Faraz said an action plan is being formulated to maintain same price of flour in all provinces.

He said government is committed to reduce the prices of daily use items.

The Information minister said that sugar mafia had increased the sugar prices to bring the Government under the pressure of nexus.

Shibli Faraz said rules in the past made policies under conflict of interest as they owned sugar mills.

He said, government in collaboration with provinces is bringing the policy to ensure timely resumption of sugarcane.

He said government is also keeping a close eye on those trying to stockpile sugar and the commodity is being imported by both private and public sectors to reduce its prices.

He said government ensured commodities of daily use during the difficult times of the Corona pandemic.

The Minister said targeted subsidy will be given under Ehsaas program.

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