Marriyum Aurangzeb, the Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced on Friday that the government would provide Rs. 2,000 monthly subsidy to all citizens earning less than Rs. 40,000 to help them cope with the inflationary pressures caused by the increase in petroleum product prices.
Anyone earning less than Rs. 40,000 per month will receive Rs. 2,000 per month subsidy from the government. A laborer, a farmer, a teacher, a vendor, a working lady, or a student who worked part-time to pay for his or her education would all be eligible for the subsidy, she said during a press conference.
She asked anyone who was qualified to phone 786 for assistance. After validating the caller’s income level, Rs. 2,000 would be supplied in a transparent manner.
According to the minister, the aid package was publicized before the government decided to raise the price of petroleum products.
“We have done this before and set the example by doing it again. We do not raise mere slogans and lecture others as it is the PTI which had given the gifts of inflation, massive unemployment, and economic woes to people,” she observed.
People had given PTI head Imran Khan an opportunity to bring stability to the country, she added, but all he cared about was lining the coffers of mafias and cartels he favored. She claimed Imran was only interested in politics based on dishonesty, falsehoods, and hypocrisy.
“On the contrary, we have the vision and capability, and we will chart the country on the path to progress and prosperity.”
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