PM announces reduction in Petroleum and Electricity Prices



Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced reduction of Rs 10 in petroleum prices, while electricity has also been reduced by Rs 5 per unit

PM Imran Khan addressed to the nation on night 28 Feb 2022 and said that petroleum and electricity prices will not be increased till next budget.

Prime Minister Imran Khan further said that prices of petrol and diesel in Pakistan are still low as compared to other countries. Petroleum prices in Pakistan will raise up to Rs 220 per liter in case government may not provide subsidy.

PM also said that prices of petroleum in international market will not reduce while gas prices will also increase.

"Today I am giving good news to Pakistani nation that our government has decided to reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 10 per liter, instead of increasing it" PM said.

The Prime Minister further said that electricity rates also being reduced by Rs. 5 per unit, while govt is giving relief to the nation in this sector by reducing subsidies from other places.

Prime Minister further said that petroleum and electricity prices will not be increased till next budget but these prices will gradually be reduced.

We want to stop stench on social media through "PECA”

 While discussing on PECA Amendment Ordinance, Imran Khan said that stern reaction on is being seen over PECA Amendment and it being perceived that press freedom is being restricted. While PECA was enacted during 2016 and PTI government is only amending it

PM further said "Look at Pakistani newspapers and media; 70% of the news is against PTI government but we don't care."

Defending the PECA Amendment Ordinance, Imran Khan also said, "We want to stop the stench of social media in Pakistan through this law because there is no such thing in any civilized society in the world as our social media." Fake news is spreading fuss. "

During address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan sought to expand the National Health Card scheme. He also announced scholarship and loans to youth under Ehsas program.

He further announced to provide loan to farmers and affordable person under Kamyab Pakistan program.

PM Imran Khan also announced 100 percent tax rebate for boosting up Information Technology.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Rs. 407 billion loans will be provided during next two years to youth, farmers and other persons affording construction under Kamyab Pakistan Program.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to increase monthly financial assistance from 12000 to 14000 under Ehsas program. It has also been announced that Rs 30,000 per month will be paid as scholarship to unemployed graduate men and women. Besides, he announced to pay Rs Rs 38 billion as stipends to 2.6 million people.

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