"It is very difficult for the salaried class, workers and labourers to construct or purchase a house in the cities due to soaring prices of land,” the prime minister told the ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday.
Addressing the launching ceremony of the "No one Sleeps Hungry” programme in Islamabad, Imran said that the 30 million deserving families will be given direct subsidy from June this year.
"She is my soulmate. She is my companion. I would not have survived without her. Only a fool doesn’t talk about everything with his wife. She has great wisdom,” he said in an interview to German magazine Spiegel.
Imran said that the ticket prices for the Peshawar BRT were "just right." "Our programmes should give priority to improving the lives of the common man. Everyone can afford the ticket which ranges from Rs10 (0.02 files) to Rs50 (Dh1.02). There are also tickets for students to make travelling easier for them and hospitals have been connected so people will no longer face difficulties in this regard.”
"We had a very difficult two years. We didn't have foreign exchange and couldn't pay our debts. We have avoided a huge crisis because we didn't default (payments). But I know it hasn't been easy for the people, I understand the difficulties they faced and still are facing,” he said in a televised address to the nation.
Speaking at the launch of this year's monsoon tree plantation drive near Kahuta, Imran said that in order to address the growing pollution levels and national environmental degradation it was vital that concerted efforts were made to plant trees extensively across the country, reports Dawn news.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday kicked off construction work of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam project and said Pakistan faced heavy losses because of wrong decisions taken during nineties.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi the premier said the federal and Sindh governments had decided to deal with Karachi's problems "together" following negotiations.
The prime minister expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of the current local governments and said a system was being introduced at the village level under which funds would be transferred directly to the councils.
Imran said the opposition parties have been blackmailing the government since day one to grant them amnesty. He said that the NRO given to the opposition by Pervez Musharraf had had disastrous effects on Pakistan, leading to an increase in debt liabilities.