Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized on providing relief to the poor segments of society through targeted subsidies.
According to media reports, while chairing a meeting of a Think-Tank on Finance and Economy in Islamabad, he said the COVID-19 adversely impacted the world economy including Pakistan.
The Prime Minister said that from day one, the government adopted a strategy to maintain a balance between sustaining economic activity and protecting the masses from infectious disease of COVID-19.
He emphasized that out-of-the-box solutions are required for economic growth in these crucial times due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister highlighted that a substantive package has been announced for the construction and housing sector aimed at increasing much-needed employment opportunities and economic stimulus as well as adding to the inventory of affordable housing for the poor.