ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday said that the government is working on relief packages for the revival of the textile industry as textile demand has increased due to severe restrictions.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, the adviser said that the government intended to pass on the benefit of reduced oil prices in the international market to the public as well.
“Despite the huge challenge of debt, Prime Minister Imran Khan preferred to provide relief to the people who are suffering from lockdown restrictions,” he added.
Dawood emphasised that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has introduced the biggest stimulus package in the history of the country to help the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Furthermore, he said that under the Ehsaas programme an amount of Rs144 billion has been earmarked to help the poor and needy people, which is being disbursed in a transparent manner across the country.
“To provide instant relief to small and medium enterprises, the government will pay their three-month electricity bills,” he stressed.
Moreover, the PM aide stated that some other programmes to support informal-sector workers would also be introduced within the next few days.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2020.
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