Sept 17, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said government is working to make the system of public subsidy transparent and fair on priority basis. This was told during a high level meeting on power sector reforms held in Islamabad with Prime Minister in the chair.
He called for early finalization of reforms in the system of subsidy for energy sector so that the deserving and poverty-stricken people could be helped through a transparent and coordinated system.
The prime minister said as reforms process in the energy sector is the foremost priority of government and meetings to review the progress in that respect would be held on weekly basis.
He said people are facing the whole burden of past decisions about power sector, mismanagement and corruption.
Highlighting the importance of taking forward the matters agreed with the IPPs, he said reduction in the circular debt would directly benefit the masses.
The meeting was attended by Federal ministers, Senator Shibli Faraz, Asad Umar, Umar Ayub Khan, Muhammad Mian Soomro and Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem, Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and other senior officers.