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Haunted by inflation, PM Imran Khan comes out of his home to check prices

Prime Minister Imran Khan is totally focused on curbing inflation in the country. Besides providing immediate relief, PM has sought proposals for the budget which can help ease inflation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday paid a surprise visit to different localities of the federal capital to inspect the business activities as well as development works.

The prime minister personally drove the vehicle setting aside the protocol.

He visited the modular carts placed in G-11 Markaz under Ehsaas Program’s Rerhi Baan initiative. He questioned the cart owners about the position of their businesses.

The prime minister, who also wore a mask, also advised a boy at a cart to wear the mask as part of the government’s efforts to strictly implement the anti-COVID precautions amidst third wave of the pandemic.

“Get a mask for your little brother too,” Khan told a young boy, who like others were pleasantly surprised to find the prime minister amidst them.

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While frying samosas for Iftar shoppers, Qurban Ali, a cart owner, thanked the prime minister and his government for providing them a business point to help them earn livelihood for their families.

“We are grateful to you, that you thought about us,” Qurban commented. The prime minister also went around different stalls of fruits and other stuff in the market.

Senator Faisal Javed and Chairman Capital Development Authority Amer Ahmed Ali also accompanied the prime minister.

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Without creating any interruption in the traffic flow, the prime minister drove through the crowded streets of the city and also stopped at the traffic signal.

Next budget should focus development works, inflation control: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday instructed his economic team to give a special focus on the development projects and measures to control the inflation while formulating the upcoming annual budget.

Chairing a meeting to discuss the next annual budget and national economy, the prime minister said that besides ensuring the completion of ongoing development projects, new projects should also be designed in accordance with the public needs.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, federal ministers Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervaiz Khattak, Shafqat Mahmood, Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry, KP Givernor Shah Farman, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, provincial ministers Hashim Jawan Bakht, Taimur Saleem Jhagra, and relevant senior officers attended the meeting.

The prime minister also sought proposals from the senior party leadership regarding the next budget.

Courtesy: APP