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Thursday 6th October 2022 / 10 Rabiulawal 1444

Prime Minister vows to provide maximum relief to rains-affected people

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday announced maximum relief to the people affected by recent torrential rains in various parts of the country.

Addressing the National Assembly (NA) session in the federal capital, he said the federal government will increase the already announced relief package for the flood-affected people.

He said a meeting has been convened tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the provision of relief to the affected people.

The premier said that the federal government, through the National Disaster Management Authority, will work with the provincial governments to help the farmers who suffered losses due to rains.

The Prime Minister also assured the lawmakers that their recommendations will be given due consideration in taking decisions at tomorrow’s meeting.

During his address, the prime minister also talked about the country’s faltering economy and the troubles that the government faced in its effort to rectify the situation.

The premier said that the 1973 constitution will continue to guide and strengthen Pakistan in the years to come.

Talking about the 2018’s elections, PM Shehbaz said that those polls were the worst in the country’s history. “Those polls imposed a government through the process of rigging,” he added.

“The Results Transmission System (RTS) was closed at night and the counting of votes was stopped by the order of the former chief justice,” he added.

The premier further said that the coalition government was focused on “saving the state rather than focusing on political point-scoring.”

He said that despite prevailing mammoth economic challenges, the government would make Pakistan emerge a great country, without bowing before fascism and propaganda by the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The MP said the united opposition had accepted the challenge of assuming the government just to save the state as the country was on verge of the default with record inflation and unemployment.

Rubbishing the propaganda of “imported government” the prime minister said he did not become the prime minister through the backdoor rather for the first time, the parliament changed the government through a constitutional process.

He said the PTI government violated the constitution through the National Assembly deputy speaker and the president by dissolving the Assembly.

He also questioned whether the court summoned the NA deputy speaker like they did to the Punjab Assembly deputy speaker, who had decided against counting 10 votes by the PML-Q lawmakers in the chief minister’s election citing a letter from Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain advising the members to vote Hamza Shehbaz.

The prime minister said if the system continued without reformation, ensurign the sanctity of law and constitution, “we will be nowhere in history.”

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