The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has directed the concerned authorities that the price of gas should not be increased for the next few months.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister has given the directons while chairing a review meeting on prices of flour, sugar and other essential commodities in Islamabad on Friday.
Imran Khan called for intensifying efforts to provide all possible relief to the common man. He directed his economic team to ensure stability in flour prices till government introduces targeted subsidy scheme.
During the meeting, he said a detailed program is being introduced to provide direct subsidy on flour to the poor. Under the program, the government will provide direct subsidy to the weaker sections of society regarding the purchase of flour, he said.
The Premier further stated that purpose of the government subsidy is to provide financial assistance to the weaker sections of society so that the burden of inflation on them can be reduced as much as possible.
The meeting was informed that a Ramadan package of 7 billion rupees had been approved for the month of Ramadan.