Islamabad: Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information has stated on Monday that PM Imran Khan has announced Rs2 billion Ramazan package according to which the essential items were being provided to the people at quite cheaper rates at the Utility Stores Corporation (USC).
While addressing a joint press conference along with Managing Director USC, Umar Lodhi, she said it was highly unfortunate that during Ramazan (which is a month of blessings and forgiveness) the prices of the daily used items had been increased. However, it would not happen this time.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had issued directives for issuance of Rs2 billion to the USC so that the problems faced by the lay man may be solved. The subsidy was being given on 19 items, including
- Cooking oil
- Chickpea flour (bason)
- Soft drinks
Replying to the question by one of the media persons, she stated that opposition should have a clear understanding of who had actually destroyed the economy of the country. Instead of poking fingers at others they must admit their own faults.
She further stated that the economy of Pakistan is facing immense problems however the present government will definitely manage to restore it. It will bring positivity to the lives of the people. These things certainly take time. But everything will eventually be at its right direction.