Tuesday November 02, 2021

Inflation Still Lower in Pakistan as Compared to the World: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation tomorrow (Wednesday) in which he will announce a massive relief package to provide relief to the poor people.

This was announced by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, while briefing media in Islamabad this afternoon about the decisions taken at the cabinet meeting, held with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

He said around 53 percent population of the country will benefit from this relief package.

Fawad Chaudhry said the Prime Minister will also take the nation into confidence over economic situation of the country.

He said the cabinet approved promulgation of Ehsaas Ordinance 2021 to help the deserving families in an effective way.

The Information Minister said the cabinet also discussed prices of essential items in Pakistan and the region and it was observed that prices of essential goods are lower in Pakistan than in the regional countries like India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

He said it is also a fact that poverty ratio in these countries is much higher as compared to Pakistan.

Fawad Chaudhry said the government’s coalition partners have generously extended their support for the electoral reforms agenda.

He said the cabinet barred the government from acquisition of land for housing societies.

He said a committee, comprising the Establishment, Finance and the Housing ministries, will be constituted to review the existing policy for allotment of plots to government employees.

The Minister said the cabinet rejected a summary to withdraw duty on import of vintage cars.

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