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Govt aware of inflation's impact on the poor: PM Imran

Updated 03 Dec, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned to speed up the registration process of Karyana Stores. File Photo
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned to speed up the registration process of Karyana Stores. File Photo

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is taking all possible measures to provide maximum relief to the common man.

Chairing a meeting on Ehsaas Rashan Programme in Islamabad, he said being cognizant of the sufferings of people due to inflation, we are extending subsidy to the deserving people on essential commodities.

The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to speed up the registration process of Karyana Stores to benefit maximum number of poor households under the programme.

He also directed to involve district government authorities to raise awareness among Karyana Stores and the potential beneficiaries in this regard.

The Prime Minister was apprised that under the programme, a monthly subsidy of one thousand rupees on flour, ghee and pulses will be given to twenty million households that have their monthly income below fifty thousand rupees.

He was also briefed that the programme will be launched across the country on the 15th of this month. Registration of Karyana Stores under the programme is in progress, and more than 15000 Karyana Stores have been registered so far.