Prime Minister Imran Khan will today announce the largest relief package in the history of Pakistan.


Prime Minister Imran Khan. – File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan would announce “the biggest relief package in the history of the country” in his address to the nation today.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the minister reiterated that the prime minister’s first priority is to alleviate the suffering of the people and he will go to any lengths to provide relief to them.

Chaudhry further wrote that Imran Khan would announce a historic relief package to solve the problems facing Pakistanis.

“This package will be a milestone in alleviating people’s hardships and making their lives easier,” he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, sources told Geo News that the Prime Minister is expected to take the nation into confidence over the secret agreement reached by the government with the banned Tehreek-e-Libek Pakistan (TLP).

Sources said that the Prime Minister is expected to discuss with the nation the current economic, security and political situation in the country.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad at the end of the day, Chaudhry had said that the Prime Minister would also take the nation into confidence about the government’s economic policies in his televised address.

The development came as the government began implementing a secret agreement with the banned organization, which reportedly released more than 800 supporters of the group across Punjab.

The Prime Minister called on the coalition parties.

In a meeting with the ruling coalition on Tuesday, the prime minister took lawmakers into confidence over the deal with the banned TLP.

MQM’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information and Technology Aminul Haq and Federal Law Minister Forough Naseem attended the meeting while Awami League’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, GDA’s inter-provincial liaison. Minister Fehmida Mirza attended. Federal Minister for Water Resources Monis Elahi represented the PML-Q.

The participants of the meeting considered convening a joint sitting of Parliament. According to sources, the coalition partners had also assured the Prime Minister that they would stand on one page on important national issues.

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