Farrukh Habib terms previous rulers as national criminal


FAISALABAD, Oct 03 (DNA): Terming the previous rulers as national
criminal, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib
has said that the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) will not be
given to them.

Addressing a ceremony in Faisalabad, the state minister said that the
government is bringing monthly direct subsidy and Kamyab Pakistan
Program. “Efforts will be made to put minimum economic burden on common
man,” he said.

“The government has given a subsidy of Rs24 billion to the Utility
Stores Corporation in a year for providing quality and basic necessities
to the people. Meanwhile, targeted subsidy process is being launched to
provide affordable necessities to 12.4 million deserving families. After
the Kamyab Jawan program, the provision of interest free loans of
Rs500,000 under the Kamyab Pakistan Program will have a positive impact
on the economy.”

“Our area is backward compared to other areas and people with limited
resources live here so we are trying to provide all possible relief to
the people here. Setting up of new utility stores is a link in the same
chain,” Farrukh Habib maintained, adding that earlier banks used to give
loans only to mills, factories, industrialists and large scale

“For the first time in the history of the country, Prime Minister Imran
Khan has urged the banks to provide loans to the common man and the
underprivileged,” the minister said. He also mentioned that the
government is well aware of the problems of the people, adding that the
supply of health facility card has been started and by the end of
December this year every family in Punjab will be provided health
facility card which will enable them and their family to get treatment
up to one million rupees.

“This is the concept of the state of Madinah that Prime Minister Imran
Khan always talked about,” Farrukh Habib said. He said that previous
governments had set up expensive power plants in the cycle of commission
for personal gain but did nothing to improve the transmission system,
added, “So now whether we use electricity or not we have to pay Rs1500
billion every year. But on the contrary, theprime minister, realizing
the people, started solar energy and hydel power projects to generate
cheap electricity. While after the completion of 10 dams which are being
constructed, these dams will generate 10,000 MW of cheap electricity as
well as water will also be stored to irrigate 13 million acres.” DNA