PM Imran takes live telephone calls, answers public queries

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ISLAMABAD (News Desk) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday has spoken to the general public on telephone and answered their queries.

While responding to the questions of the people, the PM said that the essence of democracy is that the representatives are answerable to the people. “The government couldn’t fight mafias alone. We can’t eliminate corruption without the support of the judiciary,” he added.

The premier said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is dealing with the mafias across the country. Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam had also talked about such mafias who hinder the development of the state, he went on to say.

Responding to question by a caller about inflation, prime minister said government has made controlling inflation its top priority and several administrative measures have been taken to check dearness in the country.

He said government is importing gas on lower rates under new contracts and also giving subsidy to people on it. The rupee is strengthening, it will also help control price hike in the country, he stated.

Prime Minister said 70 percent of power is being produced through imported fuel, which is another reason behind price hike. He said middle man is also cause of dearness, government is working to address all the causes of inflation through administrative and other measures.

Responding to yet another query, the PM said we are going to introduce a revolutionary Agricultural policy in near future to overcome the issues of shortage of any food items.

He said under this policy, through the use of information technology, we will be able to predict the shortage of any commodity.

Answering the question of another caller, the premier said his government aims to introduce universal health coverage under Sehat Insaf Card in three provinces Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to revolutionize health system in the country.

He further said a crackdown has also been started against the land grabbers to recover the official and private lands from this mafia which is working under political leaders.

The conversation of prime minister with the masses was aired through TV, Radio and social media.

Ahead of taking calls, the premier has urged the nation to take precautionary measures to control the third wave of the coronavirus across the country. Not only Pakistan, but India and European countries are also facing worsening situation of the virus, he told.

PM Imran said that the livelihood of poverty-stricken people gets more affected due to the lockdown.

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