PM Shehbaz announces Rs 28 billion package for low income households
Pakistan won’t be run on one person’s dictation: Shehbaz Sharif
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday announced a relief package of Rs 28 billion to save the massed from the burden of increase in petrol price under which poor families will received Rs 2,000 every month.
In his maiden address to the nation on Friday, he said that the previous government-led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan left the country serious crisis but the coalition the opposition parties picked him as candidate for the top slot.
The PM said that the aim of his coalition government is to save the country from serious situations and we accepted the challenge of saving Pakistan.
PM Shehbaz added that government took the difficult decision of raising prices of petroleum products to save Pakistan’s economy from a precarious situation and economic default.
Shehbaz Sharif said that the masses demanded that the incompetent rulers be sent packing and the opposition parties jointly toppled the government constitutionally.
PM Shehbaz also announced Rs 28 billion package under which Rs 2000 will be given to every low income household every month. These families consist of 85 million people and this funding is in addition to the Benazir Bhutto Income Support Program (BISP).
“A 10 kilogram flour bag will be sold at Rs 400 at utility stores,” he added.
He blamed former prime minister Imran Khan’s government for destroying the country’s economy, saying that the last PTI regime accepted the tough conditions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which he said made the lives of the masses miserable.
Ex-PM Imran was ousted from power on public demand and through democratic means, Premier Shehbaz added. “The people of Pakistan demanded to get rid of the incompetent and corrupt rulers. That is why we accepted the challenge.”
He added: “We are ready to make tough decisions and we will take all those decisions necessary for the prosperity of the country.”
Watch PM’s complete address :