PTI will continue to rule in the Center after winning next general elections: Fawad
Says salaried class was being crushed under inflation because they didn’t get increments
LAHORE ( Web News )
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the government will provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the journalists and their families.
Talking to newsmen at Lahore Press Club on Sunday, he said that families of journalists and members of press clubs in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be given health facilities up-to one million rupees at both government and private hospitals.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that journalists throughout Pakistan will be provided subsidized houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
About country’s political situation, the information minister said PTI will continue to rule in the Center after winning next general elections.
Replying to another question, Chaudhary Fawad Husain said that government is spending 700 billion rupees on development of Southern Balochistan.
The minister criticised the opposition parties over their anti-government protests, saying the opposition was divided. He said except for the PTI no political party will be able to field its candidates on all seats — 1,100 in total — in the next general elections.
Speaking about the inflation, the minister claimed the issue was linked to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) governments as they took record loans during their respective tenures.
From 1947 to 2008, Rs6 trillion loans were taken by the Pakistani government, but from 2008 to 2018, the PPP and PML-N governments took loans worth Rs23 trillion, he said, adding that the PTI has paid $32 billion in debt servicing after coming into power.
According to Fawad Chaudhry, former PM Nawaz Sharif was living in one of the most expensive properties in London whereas former president Asif Ali Zardari rents out the most expensive apartments during his visits to London.
The federal minister said that the salaried class was being crushed under inflation because they didn’t get increments. “When expenditures exceed the income then inflation seems high,” Fawad claimed.
Earlier, the information minister also distributed Sehat Insaf Cards among journalists at the Lahore Press Club and felicitated them on achieving this reward.