Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Sunday that the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had done everything possible to facilitate the common man in the country.
He said the government would launch in the coming days a âfood support programâ for low-income groups, whereby a targeted subsidy would be provided through ration cards such as Kissan cards, cards social security and health cards.
Addressing a public rally after the inauguration of various elevation programs in NA-108 here tonight, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to materialize the dreams of small income groups of having their own homes.
He said 57,000 requests had so far been received by commercial banks, for around Rs 200 billion in loans, for low-cost houses. He said that so far loans worth Rs 180 billion have been approved and Rs 19 billion have been disbursed between people. He said it was a one-time government step that would make the ordinary man’s dream of having his own house, land and roof come true.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said that, like KPK, Sehat Insaf cards would also be issued to the entire population of Punjab province by the end of the year. current year by the government of Punjab. The cardholder could get health facilities up to Rs 1 million for a year from any doctor or hospital of their choice, he said.
He said the government was fully aware of inflation in the country, adding that the 50-year record of price hikes had been broken globally. He said the price of oil per barrel had risen from $ 40 to $ 85. The price of a can of cooking oil had dropped from $ 500 to $ 1,200 on the international market. He said the government was not imposing a tax of Rs 50 per liter of gasoline on people like former finance minister Ishaq Dar. “We are providing maximum relief from oil prices to people by reducing taxes,” he added.
Farrukh Habib said the PTI government had revived the textile and electric looms sector, adding that the country’s textile exports were increasing and record taxes were being filed by exporters and manufacturers. He said farmers thrive on government policies.
He also hoped for a reduction in sugar cane prices as the grinding season will begin in November.
He said that a huge increase was also seen in the cotton harvest in the country as its production increased from 6 million bales to 9.5 million bales. Maize production increased by 18 percent and rice by 19 percent in the country, he said. He said that for the first time in the country’s history, olive trees were being planted and an amount of Rs 1 billion had been allocated to improve olive oil production.
Minister of State Farrukh Habib said that after 1967 no large dams were built by previous governments, but the PTI government was building 10 new dams, including the Diamer Dam, Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam and the Dasu hydroelectric project. He said 10,000 megawatts of cheap electricity would be produced in the country after the dams were completed. He said all sectors in the country, including automotive, cement, engineering, construction and energy, are flourishing and the country’s economy is strengthening.
He said the PTI government believed in practical measures and improving the standard of living of the people of the country instead of throwing empty slogans.
Farrukh Habib said the development of his constituency and solving the outstanding issues of the people were among his top priorities. He said funds of Rs 12 million would be spent on the construction of a sewer line from the Ganesh Mills road to Shafi Chowk and Gyan Mills. He said the railroad would also be built after getting his notice of compliance. He said water filtration plants would be installed in every union council in the NA-108 constituency, adding that some of the plants had already been made operational.
“A neat and clean recreation environment is the right of the people and more parks would be developed in the constituency to make life easier for the people.”
He said several steps have been taken for the development of Faisalabad district.
Previously, Farrukh Habib had initiated various augmentation programs costing 70 million rupees in the NA-108 constituency. The programs included the reconstruction of the government civilian dispensary in the factory area, the sewer line from Ganesh Mills Road to Shafi Chowk and Gyan Mills, the carpet road from Aziz Colony & Lal Mills Chowk, PPC streets and various other heightening programs in the factory area and Sir Syed Town.