ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asserted that the PTI-led federal government’s top priority was to provide relief to the poor segments of the society through targeted subsidies.
The statement came while chairing a meeting of the economic think-tank In Islamabad today (Saturday). The meeting was attended by PM’s Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Governor State Bank Reza Baqir, Razak Dawood, Arif Habib, and others.
The think-tank apprised the prime minister over the current economic situation of the country. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh also briefed the meeting about the objectives and focus areas of the think-tank on finance and economy.
On the occasion, PM Imran emphasized the need for out-of-the-box solutions for the economic growth in the country amid crucial times. “From day one, the government adopted a strategy to maintain a balance between sustaining economic activity and protecting the masses from the deadly virus,” he added.
The Prime Minister said, “The government had announced a package for the construction industry, which will not only improve housing facilities but will also create job opportunities for masses.”
Commenting on the Ehsaas programme, PM Imran said that the programme was the flagship program of the government to alleviate poverty. The premier appreciated the proposals presented by the think-tank regarding banking and finance, further improving the Ehsaas program and facilitating SMEs.
He also directed the authorities to provide regular feedback to him on various ongoing initiatives policies and programme of the government. “We have to take important decisions for economic progress in the challenging times,” he concluded.