No laxity in execution of Kisan Package to be tolerated: PM

F.P. Report
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that he would not tolerate any laxity in the implementation of the Kisan Package announced by the incumbent government.
The prime minister, chairing a review meeting on the execution of the package, said the government was providing a subsidy on the tube wells to farmers in the flood-ravaged areas. He said the government was extending all possible support to the farmers in this distressing moment to enable them to sow the upcoming crop.
The prime minister directed the authorities concerned to use Gwadar Port for the cargo of 50% of wheat and urea as the operationalisation of the port was essential for the uplift of the Balochistan province. He also assured that the government would take all possible measures to operationalise the Gwadar Port.
During the meeting, the prime minister was briefed in detail about the implementation of the Kisan Package, tube well subsidy to the farmers in flood-hit areas, and facilitation of the farmers for the upcoming crop. Federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Engineer Khurram Dastgir and Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State Dr Musaddiq Malik, Advisor to PM Ahad Cheema and senior officials attended the meeting.

Shehbaz chairs cabinet meeting

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet met here Thursday chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the PM Office said. The prime minister, who recovered from coronavirus, thanked the cabinet members for their good wishes and prayers. He paid tribute to the Finance Minister, Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Security, Chairman Benazir Income Support Programme, Minister of Climate Change, Minister of Communications, Power Minister, National Disaster Management Authority and all related departments on taking relief and rehabilitation measures for the flood-affected people.
He especially lauded the efforts of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman for effectively highlighting the damages caused by the recent floods in Pakistan at the climate conference COP-27 held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. In this regard, Shehbaz Sharif termed as a big success the assurance made by the international community for flood-affected people and the establishment of Loss and Damages Fund. The cabinet offered fateha for the deceased mother of Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Syed Tauqeer Shah and also for the troops who were martyred recently in terrorist attacks.