Sugar crisis: PM expressed 'great displeasure' over threats being given to probe commission, says Awan

Sugar crisis: PM expressed 'great displeasure' over threats being given to probe commission, says Awan

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Special Assistant to the Prime Mister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Imran Khan expressed "great displeasure" over reports of threats being given to the inquiry commission investigating the sugar crisis.

Talking to the media after cabinet meeting, Awan said PM Khan had warned that strict action would be taken against those found involved in hurling threats to commission. She said that the prime minister had tasked the FIA commission to probe the crisis upon witnessing the hardships that citizens were facing. She said that PM Imran will take action based on the recommendations of the final report that will be provided by the commission on April 25.

Awan said the PM had directed to resolve the issues being faced by growers and farmers on immediate basis.

The Cabinet approved proposals regarding revamping, reconstructing and reorganizing Evacuee Trust Property Board, giving nod to utilize its properties in Health, Education and Housing sectors.

Special Assistant on National health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza gave briefing to the cabinet about ongoing Coronavirus cases and government's measures to provide relief to Corona-hit labour population.

The Cabinet was told that 39,000 personal protective kits have been dispatched to all provinces for protection of paramedical staff engaged in Coronavirus-hit patients.

The Cabinet was told that the federal government is providing cash assistance worth 12,000 rupees to over 12 million deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program following coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The deserving families would get this cash assistance after biometric verification through over 18,065 sale points or retail shops of Habib Bank Limited and Bank Al-Falah across the country.