Another wave of Corona is coming but we will not shut down our economy, Prime Minister

Another wave of Corona is coming but we will not shut down our economy, Prime Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that another wave of Corona is coming but we will not shut down our economy.

Addressing a function in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that loans have been created for small entrepreneurs whereas in the past small investors were not given bank loans.

“The state has to help the youth. There is more passion among the youth. The youth have a lot of ideas. We are creating facilities for those who do business,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the country went down due to wrong decisions of the past, we are ashamed that despite such a large population, exports are less than small countries.

He said that small countries have surpassed us in exports, now we have to focus on increasing exports, we will take action against those who create obstacles.

Imran Khan said that another wave of Corona is coming but we will not close our economy.

The Prime Minister said that in a country of 220 million only 2 million people pay taxes, there are many people who do not pay taxes at all.

Earlier, a high level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which the issues facing farmers in the country were discussed.

The meeting was also attended by Federal Ministers Shaukat Fayyaz Tareen, Fawad Chaudhry, Hamad Azhar, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Syed Fakhr Imam, Minister of State Farrukh Habib, Dr Shahbaz Gul, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Stakeholders of Fertilizer Industry and concerned officials.

The meeting was briefed on the mechanism for monitoring the production of urea, its distribution across the country, storage and prevention of smuggling.

In the briefing, the participants were briefed in detail about the difference in fertilizer prices between Pakistan and the international market, including the regional countries.

The meeting participants were informed that due to the Prime Minister’s vision of giving priority to food security, a strong system has been set up to monitor the supply and demand of fertilizers with constant vigilance.

The meeting was briefed on other factors responsible for creating obstacles in meeting the supply and demand gap of urea.

The meeting participants were also provided details regarding anti-smuggling operations and the number of bags seized by the authorities at the border crossing.

The Prime Minister said that providing facilities to small farmers is one of the top priorities of the government. During the three years of the government, the production of urea exceeded 6.1 million tons per day. Before 2018, the production of urea fertilizer never exceeded 5.5 million tons. Could not

The Prime Minister said that the increase in domestic production of urea has made it possible for farmers to get urea fertilizer at a price five times cheaper than the prices in the international market.

The Prime Minister said that the government was taking strict measures against smuggling and hoarding to prevent illicit profiteering from the distribution of urea across the country. Ensure availability of urea fertilizer to farmers at controlled rate.