Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the consultation process regarding the appointment of Director General Inter-Services Intelligence has completed and final decision to this respect will soon be announced.
He was talking to the media in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, after the meeting of the parliamentary party of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the Prime Minister briefed the parliamentary party that the civilian and the military leadership is on the same page and enjoys ideal relationship in the history of Pakistan. He said the credit of ideal civil-military relations also goes to Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who has always supported the democratic government.
The Minister said the Prime Minister also took the parliamentary party into confidence over the situation in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan believes that Afghanistan badly needs humanitarian assistance at this critical juncture. He said Pakistan has made visa requirements easy for Afghan citizens; besides, enhancing trade with Afghanistan. He says terrorist groups can make Afghanistan their sanctuary if the world abandons Kabul. He said the Prime Minister urged the international community to extend maximum humanitarian assistance to ensure stability in Afghanistan.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the meeting also discussed the issue of inflation in the country. He said it was told that rise in international pricing of various commodities is the main reason behind growing inflation in Pakistan. He said the government has framed a new economic policy to mitigate the negative impact of inflation. He said under this policy, the facility of Health card has been provided to the entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and now it will be extended to the residents of Punjab through which holder of the card can get medical insurance of 7,50,000 rupees.
The Minister said the deserving people can procure essential items from Utility Stores on subsidized rates through Ehsaas Cards, whereas direct subsidy will be provided to farmers through the Kissan Card. He said the Punjab Government is also planning to launch Mazdoor Card to help poor people.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the Prime Minister also directed PTI members to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi in a befitting manner.