Govt’s prime focus on providing relief to poor segments through targeted subsidies,says Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD, July 12: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed that in this crucial times when the COVID-19 had adversely impacted the world economy, Pakistan should adopt.out-of box solutions for economic growth.

Chairing a meeting of the Finance and Economy think-tank, he said that from day one, the government adopted a strategy to maintain a balance between sustaining economic activity and protecting the masses from infectious disease of Covid-19.

The prime minister directed that regular feedback of the think-tank be provided to him on various ongoing initiatives, policies and programmes of the government.

The prime minister emphasized that their prime focus was on providing relief to the poor segments of society through targeted subsidies.

He said the Ehsaas was the flagship programme of the government to alleviate poverty and required expansion along with a strategy to reach the neediest.

The prime minister highlighted that a substantive package had been announced for the construction and housing sector that aimed at increasing much needed employment opportunities and economic stimulus as well as adding to the inventory of affordable housing for the poor.

He also highly appreciated the proposals presented by the think-tank regarding banking & finance, further improving the Ehsaas programme and facilitating SMEs.

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