PESHAWAR, October 17 — National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar on Saturday said the government had formulated a comprehensive plan to control inflation and take strict action against elements involved in storage.
He addressed the inauguration ceremony of the expansion of the Pehur Canal in the district of Swabi. The ceremony was attended by, among others, the Minister of Defense, Pervaiz Khattak. He said the government was focusing on improving the economic conditions of the people and that the country would soon be in a new phase of progress and prosperity.
He said that poor planning by previous governments has led to the country’s economy being paralyzed, and that the country’s financial position is becoming satisfactory with each passing day.
Speaker said the expansion of the Pehur Canal would irrigate 13,000 canals of land and bring about a revolutionary change in the socio-economic conditions of people in Swabi. He said Rashakai Economic Zone will be a milestone in the development of the area and will help create jobs for the people.
Asad Qaisar said that the government had planned the various schemes for the facilitation of farmers and that a committee would be formed with regard to the agricultural sector with a representation of stakeholders.