ISLAMABAD: PM special assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the profit earned by pharmaceutical companies after increased prices will be retrieved and will be submitted to Bait-ul-Mal.
Briefing the media about the federal cabinet meeting for the first time after assuming her job PM special assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that inflation is the biggest challenge for the government while the cabinet has decided to regulate the role of middlemen and to keep eye on prices of necessity goods for controlling inflation.
PM special assistant on Information informed that the premier has instructed all the ministers to show better performance while the cabinet meeting also deliberated upon to make upcoming budget masses friendly.
She said that Prime Minister has directed to all minister to take initiatives that provide relief to masses in their miseries.
PM special assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that inflation in the country is less than what it was in the tenure of last two democratic governments but she said that it has to be decreased further.
The PM special assistant on Information said that corruption-free Pakistan is the first sign of democracy adding that corruption and politics of reconciliation made the democracy weak in the country.
She said that Iran is not only our neighbouring country but also a brother Islamic country and misunderstanding with it had been developing which needed to be removed adding it is needed to increase trade between the two brotherly countries.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that investment from abroad will push forward the country’s economy and will create job opportunities.
She said that PM Imran will sign the second phase of free trade in a visit to China in which Pakistani exports have been given protection.
The special assistant said that a recent price hike in pharmaceutical drug prices created unrest in the country.
She informed that adviser on health briefed the cabinet that the talks with respective parties will be held soon to reduce pharmaceutical prices while the adviser on health will soon take media into confidence over the increase in drug prices.