Performance evaluated, new tasks assigned in cabinet huddle: SAPM Awan.


ISLAMABAD -- Federal Cabinet has deliberated on various suggestions to remove obstacles to provide maximum relief to people as envisioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Briefing media on cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the meeting took stock of fifteen-month performance of the government.

It also considered the relief measures to public, public interest legislation and various initiatives of the government including subsidy in prices of gas and electricity.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister took detailed briefing from Ministry of Water and Power and Ministry of Oil and gas. The Prime Minister was informed that how circular debt was managed to bring it down to 12 billion rupees.

The cabinet was also informed that consumers using less than 300 units of electricity have been given a subsidy of 242 billion rupees. It was informed that industries have been given a subsidy of 29 billion rupees.

Ministry of Oil and Gas in its briefing told the cabinet that it inherited a loss of 181 billion rupees which was managed. The briefing said a subsidy of 10 billion rupees was given to farmers while a sum of 30 billion rupees have been allocated for next year in subsidy.

The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Oil and Gas to ensure provision of uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers.

He directed to bring...

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