Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a relief package for the month of Ramazan on Tuesday.
He made the announcement during a meeting with some newly-inducted ministers, which was also attended by chief secretaries from all provinces.
A 10kg bag of wheat flour would be available for Rs400 as part of the package, down from Rs550 before.
Similarly, the prime minister announced a Rs5 per kg drop in sugar prices. Sugar will now be offered at Rs70 per kilogram, down from Rs75 previously.
Until Eid ul Fitr, these items will be offered at reduced prices in Ramazan bazaars and utility stores.
PM Sharif also urged other provinces to try to fix the same tariffs in order to bring relief to the population, and requested Punjab to support the governments of Baluchistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
He went on to say that the federal government would offer more contributions to the Baluchistan administration.
The Prime Minister meets with the UAE Ambassador.
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and congratulated him on his appointment.
The UAE’s aim to improve bilateral relations was emphasized by the envoy.
The prime minister reaffirmed his government’s commitment to advancing the relationship’s economic dimension, emphasizing increased trade, investment, energy, infrastructure, food security, and job creation.
He stated that Pakistan and the UAE have long maintained particular links based on shared history, similar faith, and geographic closeness, and that these ties were bolstered by intimate people-to-people contacts.
PM Sharif acknowledged the crucial role of expatriate Pakistanis in the UAE’s development, describing them as “a strong bridge between the two countries.”