The government has announced a petroleum relief package of 50 rupees per litre for the low income people of the country. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that low-income individuals will receive a petroleum subsidy of Rs50 per litre as part of a relief package. The subsidy will be available to those who own motorcycles, rickshaws, 800cc cars, and other small vehicles.
During a review meeting on the relief package, the premier emphasised that the programme will be implemented soon, and a comprehensive strategy will be formed in collaboration with relevant departments for effective implementation.
He noted that motorcycles, rickshaws, and small cars are primarily used by low-income individuals, and the subsidy would provide relief to those in need.
Despite economic difficulties, the government is committed to providing assistance to the poor, said the prime minister.
The review meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Advisor to PM Ahad Cheema, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Finance, Secretary Petroleum, and other high-ranking officials.
Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik briefed attendees on the strategy for providing the subsidy.
During a recent meeting of the cabinet, the premier had sought details from the state minister, who responded that multiple meetings had been held and a cross-subsidy mechanism had been developed.