Ijaz Kakakhel Islamabad
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Tuesday told Upper House of parliament that the government is taking concrete measures to reduce inflation and end poverty in the country.
The increase in general price level was due to higher demand for goods across the globe particularly after Covid-19.
During question hour, the minister said the government has announced a mega package of Rs120 billion to provide subsidies on three major commodities.
He said another package of Rs1600 billion has also been announced under which interest free loans will be distributed among the youth under Kamyab Pakistan Program.
The program would help youth establish their businesses. Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati says work on Karachi Circular Railways will start within a month.
Responding to a calling attention notice in the Senate, he said all required steps including planning have been completed in this regard and we are waiting for the final meeting of its board. He said we aim to complete this project within a short period of 36 months.
The minister said that the KCR was a viable project in line with the designs of modern cosmopolitans.
The Minister said the project is based on public-private partnership and as seed money the Federal government has provided Rs20 billion for this project while the Sindh government will provide another Rs6 billion.
The Railway Minister said we have decided to provide a separate dedicated power supply for KCR.
The Minister said under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, our government is focused on transforming the entire Railways system. In this regard ML1 project will be of great importance.
Responding to a calling attention notice, Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said under the government’s initiative of promoting tourism in the country, we have decided to handover tourist’s properties of provinces including Gilgit Baltistan and AJK to respective provinces.