PM announces Rs50/litre subsidy on fuel for poor.

In a surprise relief to the inflation-hit masses, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said people belonging to the low-income sector would be given a subsidy of Rs50 per litre under the petroleum relief package.

The announcement has come after the premier chaired a review meeting on the relief package in the Punjab provincial capital.

'Petroleum relief will be given to low-income consumers who have motorcycles, rickshaws, 800cc cars and other small cars,' he said, adding that the programme would be initiated soon and a comprehensive strategy would be formed with the cooperation of relevant departments for effective implementation.

Motorcycles, rickshaws and small cars are used by low-income people and the petroleum subsidy would give relief to the poor, he added. 'The government is making effort for all possible help to the poor people despite its...

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