Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be announcing a ‘Mega Relief Package’ which would facilitate over 10 million citizens who are affected the surging inflation.
The development came after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee meeting on Monday. The Federal Minister added that the meeting discussed two main agendas, including the Mega Relief Package and the Local Government Elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
“There has been confusion that either the elections of mayors of cities and districts in Punjab would be held directly or indirectly. It has been decided that the elections will be held in a direct way and the cities will elect their own mayors through direct elections,” added the Federal Minister while discussing the details about the local elections in the two provinces.
“This was the promise made by the prime minister to the party from the very first day that he would ensure direct democracy. Now, its preparations are in final stages,” he said, adding that the process for nominations of candidates for local body elections would be started soon as all the preparations had been finalized in that regard.
He said that the core committee also discussed issues pertaining to the Election Commission of Pakistan, including the notices served upon him and the Minister for Railways Azam Swati, and called for their withdrawal.
He added that the committee also expressed concerns over the rise in petrol prices in the country due to the constant hike in global petroleum prices. “Though the government has taken numerous steps to prevent its impact on the masses, the concerning question is how long can it be controlled,” he added.
Read more: Petrol Prices in Pakistan to Remain Unchanged From 1-15 November 2021.
According to the Federal Minister, the Mega Relief Package will help millions of families overcome the burden of rising inflation.
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