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Govt will complete its tenure, says Khurram Dastgir

Govt will complete its tenure, says Khurram Dastgir
July 21, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir has said that the government will complete its tenure.

Addressing a press conference along with Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik on Thursday, he said that the general elections will be held in October 2023. “Political ups and downs are a part of democracy. The political scenario cannot decide by five seats. The circular debt has been reduced by Rs 214 billion over the last three months.

“We are addressing pending issues in the power sector. Uninterrupted power supply is being ensured to the industrial sector so that there is no impact on the livelihoods of the people.” he added.

The minister said that a comprehensive solar policy is being announced next month with the aim to enable the people to shift to solar energy and reduce dependence on the imported fuel.

“There will be no increase in the power prices for the consumers using up to 100 units. There is also a subsidy plan for the consumers using up to 200 units. The coalition government is defender of the economic future of the people,” he added.

On the other hand, Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik said that Imran Khan's agenda is the destruction of democracy and constitutional institutions. His narrative has destroyed.

“Record reserves of petrol and diesel are available in the country. There is no threat of shortage of petroleum products in the country. There has also been reduction in the usage of petrol and diesel during the months of June and July this year as compared to the corresponding periods of last year. This happened because of our effective management which will help reduce our import bill and stabilize the rupee,” he concluded.