Federal Minister for Information and Broadcast Senator Shibli Faraz Saturday said that because of the government’s effective and dynamic foreign policy, the country is considered an important player at the international level.
Responding to a press conference at the Kohat Press Club, the Minister of Information said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and approach on national and international issues has earned the state respect.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan always met with foreign leaders on an equal basis and never compromised with the dignity of the nation and state.
Shibli Faraz said that the Prime Minister is working hard and regularly holds cabinet meetings with the sole aim of strengthening the national economy and solving people’s problems.
He said the government had launched various social welfare programs such as the Ehsaas Card and Healthy Insaf where one million rupiah would be given to each family for medical treatment.
The minister said that the world community appreciated Pakistan’s approach and strategy during the first wave of the coronavirus.
“Our strategy to protect people’s lives and livelihoods was successful in the first wave of the pandemic,” he said.
He said it was the government’s priority to reduce inflation, adding that due to the government’s effective measures, the prices of basic edible commodities had been reduced over the past few days.
According to the Minister of Finance, the government has provided incentives to industries to increase exports and create more jobs in various sectors.
He said the previous government had neglected the southern district of Khyber Pakthtunkhwa, but the current PTI government had launched a major construction project and built road infrastructure to allay the sense of deprivation among the people in the area.
The minister said he was personally speaking with relevant officials to address the low gas pressure in Kohat, adding that the gas problem would be resolved in a few days.