Gov’t bringing reforms in agri sector through inclusive strategy: PM

Masses to witness improvement in all sectors: PM


Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that since the provision of relief to farmers was one of the foremost priorities of government, it was bringing reforms in agriculture sector through a comprehensive strategy.The Prime Minister was talking to Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, who called on him here.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said that now the people of the country would witness improvement and reforms in all sectors of life as they had left behind the difficult times.

Addressing a gathering of parliamentarians belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allies here, the prime minister said that there were always resistance and difficulties when you bring changes or reforms.

“The people and mafias getting benefits from the corrupt system will resist and they would create hurdles to protect their privileges, they are getting from such system,” he said.

He said the government faced resistance while introducing reforms in different sectors.

The prime minister referred to the functioning of the government run hospitals, said they had been trying for reforms in their management system during the last three years, but were still facing resistance.

He observed that on the other hand, in the private hospitals, there was a system of reward and punishment.

The prime minister also stressed upon revamping of standards of medical institutes.

He said Pakistan has been among the few countries of the world which saw unprecedented growth rate of 4 per cent during the Covid 19 pandemic.

The prime minister said under the Ehsaas programme, 90 per cent data had been collected, and now they would provide direct subsidy to the poor segments of society.

Referring to construction of houses for the low-income group, he said the people would soon see ‘a revolution unfolding’.

He also thanked all the parliamentarians and the allied parties for fully supporting the government.

While on the other hand,the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) discussed on Tuesday the roll out plan for three million doses of Sinovac, arriving today from China, under the procurement plan for the month of June.

The session, chaired by National Coordinator Lt Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan, was held today, and was attended by Special Assistant to Prime minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, NDMA Chairman Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti among other concerned officers.

The forum was apprised that Pakistan has so far received 21.13 million doses of different types of vaccines, of which over 17 million doses were procured on payment.

The NDMA chairman briefed the meeting’s participants on the efforts to procure vaccines out of the allotted budget of US$ 1.2 billion.

The forum expressed satisfaction on the availability of vaccines in the country. It was also reiterated that all federating units can procure vaccine at their end.

However, the participants expressed concerns over the rising positivity of disease in Gilgit-Baltistan and emphasised on stringent implementation of SOPs with regards to tourism in the northern region.

It was reiterated that federating units have the discretion of planning summer holidays in their respective education institutions in view of their situation.

On June 24, Pakistan stressed the need for a joint global strategy and response to fight the pandemic and called for an uninterrupted and even supply of vaccines globally for early eradication of the coronavirus pandemic.

​To highlight the successful efforts of the government against Covid-19, the NCOC organised a briefing session for members of the diplomatic corps and international organisations based in Islamabad, a statement from the NCOC said.

​The participants were given a detailed briefing, showcasing Pakistan’s response to Covid-19 that also highlighted various strands of the country’s strategy to tackle the pandemic, the statement added.

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