PM Imran Khan resolves to expose, punish those involved in artificial price hikes
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the resolve to expose and punish those involved in price hikes.
In a tweet on Monday, he said: “As a result of the government’s focus on price control, substantial decrease in prices, especially in vegetable prices, can now be seen. I assure our people that I will not relent until all involved in artificially-created price hikes are identified and punished.”
As a result of Govt focus on price control, substantial decrease in prices, especially in vegetable prices, can now be seen. I assure our people that I will not relent until all involved in artificially-created price hikes are identified & punished.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 24, 2020
Earlier Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the provision of electricity to the domestic and industrial consumers at reasonable rate is the foremost priority of government.
He said that the government wants to provide electricity at reasonable rates to the consumers as well as energy reforms and checking its losses are the foremost priorities of the government.
Imran Khan pointed out that the energy sector faces multiple challenges today owing to the power agreements signed by previous governments which also neglected the timely administrative reforms and losses in the transmission and distribution system.
PM Khan said the people are resultantly bearing the whole burden today. He also said that the government is providing relief to every possible level to the weaker segments of the society and consumers using up to three hundred units.
Imran Khan said the government is cognizant of the problems faced by the masses and it is our utmost effort to stabilize the power prices and provide every possible relief to the people.
The meeting was attended amongst others by Minister for Planning Asad Umer, Minister for Power Omar Ayub, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, Adviser on Finance Hafeez Shaikh and Special Assistant Nadeem Babar.