Imran Khan during his visit to a shelter home in Rawalpindi. File
Gulf Today Report
Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz said on Sunday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will personally interact with the general public on telephone on Monday.
In a tweet on Sunday, he said the prime minister will receive phone calls from general public at 4pm tomorrow.
General public can contact the prime minister by dialing 051-9210809 to directly talk to Imran Khan.
Earlier during the day, Imran said that the government's efforts to reduce inflation in the country are showing results as the consumer price index and core inflation are on a downward trend.
"More good news on the economic front. Our efforts to reduce inflation are now showing results. Consumer price index & core inflation are both now lower than when our government was formed," the premier said in a Twitter post.
"I have told my economic team to stay vigilant & ensure that inflation stays under control," he maintained.
The premier's statement came a few hours after the Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar took to Twitter to announce that the inflation was on the downward trajectory.
"Inflation continues to decline. Jan inflation (CPI) is down to 5.7%. Core inflation is at 5.4%," Umar said and added, "last month (Jul 2018) prior to PTI govt formation, CPI was 5.8% & core was 7.6%. The rate of inflation is lower today than when the PTI govt was formed."
Under the new initiative, each family in KP would be provided with a health card facilitating them with free of cost medical treatment amounting to Rs1 million at public and private hospitals in the province.
Remittances from overseas Pakistanis during December 2020 rose by 16.2 per cent year-on-year to $2.436 billion, compared to $2.097b in December 2019, clocking in above $2b mark for the seventh consecutive month, according to the latest data released by the State Bank of Pakistan.
The scheme will cost the government Rs450 billion and will provide free medical treatment to the people at government and private hospitals. Each family can avail treatment worth Rs1 million annually.
In a tweet, Imran said he had a "great meeting" with the Chinese president. "We agreed to further enhance our strategic and economic relations and to fast track the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor," he said.
"We still have to bury a man and his two twin daughters. They're dead but we haven't recovered the bodies," she added. Other burials are planned in the coming days.
"The fire caused some parts of the ceiling to fall due to the use of highly flammable, low-cost construction materials," the statement said, with "preliminary information" suggesting fireworks were to blame for the blaze.
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