Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Malik Muhammad Aamir Dogar said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is committed to welfare of the people of country and recently presented budged is in accordance with aspirations and expectations of the common man.
Talking to media persons on Sunday, he said backward areas neglected by former government remained prime focus of the government in the budget.
Malik Aamir Dogar said the PTI government provides facilities to the farmers at every stage and production of wheat, rice and maize were historic while sugarcane was the second-highest in country due to pro farmer policies of the government this year.
The historic performance of main crops has enabled farmers to have an income of Rs 3,100 billion compared to 2,300 billion last year, showing an increase of 32 percent at current prices, he added.
While responding to a question, the Advisor to PM said much of this income has accrued to the low-income farmers as they own the majority of landholding at a subsistence level of less than 12.5 acres.
To yet another question, he said overseas Pakistanis have made a remarkable contribution in improving the country’s external account demonstrating their trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“The exceptional growth in workers’ remittances, which were poised to achieve the highest ever growth of 25 percent and reach $29 billion, was the single most important factor turning current account into surplus,” he said.
Malik Aamir Dogar said the PTI government has made relentless efforts to tighten noose against the informal channels of illegal Hundi and Hawala business as part of the country’s remittance initiatives.