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Miftah responds to Karachi mother’s distressing video that’s gone viral

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has responded to the heart-wrenching viral video of a Karachi mother, who expressed that she could not meet ends due to rising expenses.

The finance minister, in response to the video which was shared by ‘Capital Talk’ show host Hamid Mir, clarified that neither did the government increase the electricity tariff in June nor did it impose new taxes on medicines.

The woman had complained that she is unable to meet ends due to increasing inflation, unaffordable electricity tariff and costly medicines.

She said that she is unable to purchase medicines for her son who is epileptic.

While expressing solidarity with the woman, Miftah said that he understands her pain and the problems faced by her. He said a majority of Pakistanis are facing similar situations, but this is because of the policies of the previous government.

“We did not hike electricity tariff in June nor did the coalition government increase any taxes on medicines.”

Defending the tough decisions taken by the current government, Miftah said, had they not taken such steps, Pakistan would have defaulted like Sri Lanka.

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The PML-N is rushing to outlaw PTI and is asking President Zardari’s approval.

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The government on Friday decided to engage with its ally, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), in an attempt to lessen the strain brought on by the ruling of the supreme court to award reserved seats to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the negative reaction it received after declaring the PTI was banned.

Specifics state that President Asif Ali Zardari will also be present at the consultative meeting with the leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on the subject.

Participants in the meeting, which would see the Attorney General brief them on the various legal elements of the cases, included PML-N leaders Ishaq Dar, Azam Tarar, Atta Tarar, Irfan Qadir, Ahad Cheema, and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.

Ayyar Bokhari, Sherry Rehman, and Farooq H. Naek would be attending the meeting on behalf of the PPP.

The PML-N leaders, according to sources, would also have faith in the PPP leadership when it came to using Article 6 to remove three of the PTI’s most important leaders.

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Interior Minister Visits Mardan, Praising KP Police’s Insurgency Efforts

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On a visit to Takht Bhai, Mardan, Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi offered the bereaved family of martyred constable Omar Nabi his deepest sympathies and condolences.

The interior minister praised the bravery and sacrifices made by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in their conversation with the family of the policeman who was killed in action.

In addition to denouncing the terrorist attack on the police checkpoint in Takht Bhai, Mohsin Naqvi prayed for the quick healing of the two injured constables.

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The Punjab government’s “Roshan Gharana Program” would provide solar panels on easy installment plans.

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A program called “Roshan Gharana” has been developed by the Punjab government in response to the rising cost of electricity. Under this program, customers who use up to 500 units of electricity throughout the province would receive solar panels upon easy setup.

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