The Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has urged the nation to wear masks and strictly observe SOPs in fighting third wave of the Covid19 pandemic, which is more dangerous than previous two waves. He warned if the current trend of the virus persisted, it would put our health system and economy under tremendous pressure.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister has made these remarks in his interaction with general public which is being aired on Radio and Television live on Sunday.
The Prime Minister has said that observing SOPs will help avoid difficult situation of lockdowns as it badly affects poor people.
While answering a question asked by a caller about inflation, he 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.
PM Imran Khan has said that rupee is strengthening, it will also help control price hike in the country. He said 70 percent of power is being produced through imported fuel, which is another reason behind price hike.
“Middle man is also cause of dearness, government is working to address all the causes of inflation through administrative and other measures,” he added.
Responding to another question, he 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.
He said his government aims to introduce universal health coverage under Sehat Insaf Card in three provinces Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan to revolutionize health system in the country.
Responding to another caller’s query, he 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.