Farrukh Habib, The Minister of State said that the government will provide subsidy on essential commodities to the poor segment of the country.
The Minister of State said that the PM Imran Khan during his visit to Lahore met with Punjab Chief Minister Usman and briefed him regarding the steps to control prices.
Farrukh Habib said that the Prime Minister Imran khan issued orders to immediately take action against profiteers and hoarders, added that the Punjab government dispatched wheat before time while there was a 25% extra production of sugarcane crop recorded this year.
He further said that the market rates will be reduced that will benefit the citizens, The PM Imran Khan was briefed over the steps to contain inflation in Punjab.
The State Minister said that health cards will be issued to all families across Punjab, The Premier reviewed the steps regarding the issuance of health cards in Punjab.
Farrukh Habib further added that a record increase in inflation was witnessed worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, whereas, the prices of petroleum products have also increased in the international market.
The prices of petroleum products are still low in Pakistan as compared to the other regional countries, He said
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