Govt looks forwards to engaging with Biden administration: PM


<<PM Shehbaz decides to provide subsidy on five essential items at utility stores>>

<<PM Shehbaz Sharif orders restoration of shut power plants>>

Prime Minister Shehbaz on Monday felicitated the United States on its Independence Day and said the government looked forward to promoting bilateral relations.
“The government looks forward to engaging with the Biden Administration at all levels to promote our bilateral relations including trade and investment,” he said in a tweet.
PM said, “It is my pleasure to extend the heartiest felicitations and greetings to the people and the government of the United States on their Independence Day”.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday decided to provide subsidies on flour, sugar, ghee, rice and pulses at utility stores.
Sources privy to the development said that Rs 68.22 billion has been proposed for subsidy on 5 basic items in the financial year 2022-23 and a summary has also been prepared on the directions of PM Shehbaz regarding subsidies.
While the approval will be sought from the Economic Coordination Committee and the Cabinet, sources added.Meanwhile Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the restoration of dysfunctional power plants,
Presiding over a meeting on the energy crisis in Lahore, the premier sought a report on load-shedding and reasons for doing so.
He directed quarter concerns to resolve the issues related to drinking water supply, and agricultural facilities, and IRSA should take decisions in consultation with the provinces.
The government’s foremost priority is to pull the country out of the economic crisis, the PM said adding that he would work day and night to make the country a prosperous state.

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