LAHORE: Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government is committed to providing substantial assistance to the community, adding that a plan has been formulated to ensure a reduction in prices for essential commodities.
Speaking at a press conference flanked by Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan at the DGPR office here on Friday, Firdous said Prime Minister Imran Khan during his one-day visit to Lahore had been briefed on public welfare projects. The PM reviewed the Punjab government’s priorities for controlling inflation and gave positive suggestions and appreciated the government’s people-friendly initiatives, he said. He said the provincial Minister of Food and the chief secretary of Punjab briefed the PM on the demand and supply of foodstuffs in the province. He said lowering prices for wheat, flour, sugar, beans and vegetables were part of the government’s priorities.
He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and CM Usman Buzdar, major decisions had been taken regarding South Punjab, which Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht would soon share with the public. Responding to a question, he said the ratio of positive cases of corona in the constituency of Daska was 21 percent and it was a test case for the General Elections Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct free and fair elections while keeping a strict eye on anti-corona SOPs. The government has ensured the implementation of the ECP code of conduct and the Pak Army and Rangers service has been arranged to ensure transparent elections.
He said PML-N’s constant crying and regular babbling was beyond comprehension. The Punjab government has facilitated the voting process in every possible way but was unable to force voters to vote for PML-N, he said and pointed out that the PML-N has started taking steps to nag as well as using firing to suppress voters.
Voters will decide to support PTI because they know that the success of the PTI candidate means a development package for them. Contrary to that, the PML-N presidential candidate has nothing but a criminal record of drug trafficking, hereditary politics and crimes of the sort that do not side with the public, he said. Voters know the candidates and they will vote for PTI as much as they did in 2018 because they know that PTI and Imran Khan can lead them to prosperity. On the other hand, the PML-N leadership fled to its London villas while leaving their party workers in trouble.