All-out efforts underway to reform system of subsidies: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that it is the top priority of the government to ensure that subsidies provided by the government are reaching the deserving people.

The prime minister said this while chairing a meeting here on Monday on making the system of subsidies provided by the government in various sectors transparent and systematic.

The prime minister said the government is making all-out efforts to reform the system of subsidies in different sectors for the purpose. He said subsidies provided from the state exchequer are aimed at supporting the weaker sections of the society and promoting socio-economic development.

Imran Khan said that taking advantage of the loopholes in the subsidy system by the undeserving people is not only a waste of government resources but also a waste of the rights of the deserving. 

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He further said that a non-deserving person availing facility of subsidy is a burden on the national exchequer and vowed to bring reforms in the process to eliminate it.

He appreciated the efforts of the think tank and directed that a roadmap be drawn for each viable proposal, keeping in view the government’s priorities so that they can be implemented in a phased manner.

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