ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will chair a federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad via video link today to review eight-point agenda.
According to the sources, the meeting will discuss the situation arising after the coronavirus pandemic. It added that the cabinet will discuss the steps taken by the government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The meeting will review the impact of the epidemic on the country’s economy. It will also discuss a package for the construction sector.
It is noteworthy that PM Imran Khan earlier has announced the multi-billion package for preventing measures against the coronavirus
Announcing the Rs21 billion package for the poor,
the prime minister announced an Rs15 per litre decrease in the prices of petrol and diesel. “An amount of Rs200 billion has been allocated for the poor section. We will also talk to industrialists for the people losing jobs due to the crisis. Rs100 billion has been reserved for the agriculture sector. We will give a refund of Rs100 billion to the export sector,” he declared.
Imran Khan said that the people consuming up to 300 units
will be able to pay their bills in three installments. “A sum of Rs280 billion has been allocated for purchasing wheat. Rs25 billion has been allocated for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). A package of Rs1.5 billion has been reserved for the poor families and each family will get Rs3,000 per month,” he said.
He said that the government is also preparing a package for the media workers and directed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan.
Imran Khan said that the federal government is continuously in contact with the Balochistan chief minister. “The Taftan border is located in a deserted place. We shifted the testing laboratory to the place with the help of Pak Army. It was very difficult to control coronavirus in the desolate place,” he maintained.