PM directs economic team to keep inflation under control

ISLAMABAD   -  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday directed his economic team to stay vigilant and ensure that inflation stays under control.  

“More good news on the economic front. Consumer price index & core inflation are both now lower than when our government was formed,” the Prime Minister said on Twitter.

Imran Khan said he had instructed his economic team to stay vigilant and ensure that inflation stayed under control. The Prime Minister’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.

Asad Umar stated that during current month inflation on Consumer Price Index is down to 5.7 percent, while the Core Inflation is at 5.4 percent. “Inflation continues to decline. Jan inflation (CPI) is down to 5.7%. Core inflation is at 5.4%. 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.”

He added, “Prior to PTI government formation, in July 2018, the Consumer Price Index was 5.8 percent while core was 7.6 percent, indicating that the rate of inflation is lower today than prior to the PTI government.”

On Friday, while addressing a public gathering in Sahiwal, the Imran Khan had said that efforts were underway to turn the country into an industrial state and an agro-based economy, to ensure sustainable development and prosperity. Economic uplift has been a major task for the government, among other challenges including overcoming corruption. 

Apka Wazir Azam Aap Ke Sath

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will personally interact with the general public via telephone on Monday (today) at 6:00 pm.

The minister also shared a video containing promo of the programme as titled “ Apka Wazir Azam Aap Ke Sath “. Prime Minister Imran Khan will answer the questions of the people that will ask him on the telephone number 051- 9210809.

PM condoles over demise of veteran actress Neelo Begum

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday expressed grief over the demise of veteran film actress Neelo Begum. 

“My condolences and prayers go to (Shaan Shahid) on the passing of his mother,” the prime minister said on Twitter. Also a renowned actor, Shaan Shahid had announced on twitter the death of his mother on Saturday, “It is with the saddest of heart I share the departure of my mother as she has gone to her creator.”



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