ISLAMABAD (HRNW) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided on Monday to introduce a relief package of Rs15 billion to tackle the rising inflation and provide aid to poor people of the country.
According to sources, PM Imran chaired the meeting of economic team today where the decision regarding the relief package was taken. It was decided that the relief will be provided on food items through the utility stores. The administration will also monitor the food prices at the district level.
In addition, a stern action will be taken against the hoarders and profiteers. The Rs15 billion package will cover all the major food commodities and citizens will get items at a cheaper rate from utility stores.
On Feb 9, Prime Minister Imran Khan assured to the general public that the government would provide relief by reducing prices of essential commodities and taking stern action against hoarders.
In a tweet, the prime minister said that the federal cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday would announce some drastic measures to give relief to the inflation-hit people.