Prime Minister Imran Khan announced today that the government will now provide free groceries to people in the low income group or specifically those earning less than Rs. 25,000 per month.
The decision was taken after a cabinet meeting that was held today aimed at exploring ways to provide relief to the low income group during the current high inflation period.
The cabinet has decided to allocate a substantial amount of funds for the initiative to help the low income group with basic food necessities like wheat, oil, pulses and more.
According to PM Khan, the government is working hard to make sure that the low income segment is taken care of in a proper way saying:
Provision of relief to low-income segments of the society and adhering to their basic needs is the foremost responsibility of the state. The government is trying its level best and committed to ensuring meeting basic requirements of low-income segments of the society.
PM Imran also approved a subsidy of Rs. 6 billion earlier for the Utility Store Corporation which shows the commitment and seriousness of the Prime Minister in this regard.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also made a tweet saying that inflation has already declined by 2% since January following the subsidy.
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