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Pakistan’s food costs are competitive, according to the Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that food in Pakistan is less expensive than in other nations.

The prime minister made these statements during a meeting of the PTI core committee, which discussed inflation in the country, the party’s reorganisation, and the situation in Afghanistan.

The committee also agreed to commemorate Ashra-e-Rehmatul Lil Alameen (PBUH) with zeal.

The premier told the members of the committee that they should inform the public about the causes of inflation in the country.

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“Pakistan has a lower inflation rate than other countries,” Prime Minister Imran Khan stated.

He said, “Pakistan is also providing incentives and subsidies, as well as a reduction in the pricing of food products.”

On the Afghan situation, the prime minister stated that Islamabad was attempting to bring the international community together in order to bring peace to the war-torn country.

PM Imran told the committee that the Ashra-e-Rehmatul Lil Alameen (PBUH) will be celebrated from Rabiul Awwal 3 to 12, and that he would personally inaugurate the Ashra on the third of the month.

He also urged the governments of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to finish development projects on schedule.

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The premier stressed that the next general elections would be held through the electronic voting machines, saying the government would give the voting rights to the overseas Pakistanis.

Separately, the premier held a meeting with Insaf Doctors Forum President Dr Mudir Khan, who called on him in the federal capital.

PM Imran described doctors as country’s precious asset and directed to take measures on priority for the removal of their reservations regarding the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) and National Licensing Exam (NLE).

“The whole world recognizes the capabilities of Pakistani doctors,” the premier said.

Special Assistant to PM for National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan and K-P Health Minister Taimoor Saleem Jhagra were also present on the occasion.

During the meeting, the premier was briefed in detail about the progress of reforms in health sector while Dr Mudir apprised him of the reservations regarding MDCAT and NLE examination.



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