Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb says government is taking concrete steps to mitigate impact of recent petroleum price hike.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, she said government took the decision of fuel price hike with a heavy heart.

She said government will provide two thousand rupees to fourteen million poor families, who have their income below forty thousand rupees, to protect them from impacts of price hike. She said families registered in BISP will also be receiving additional two thousand rupees.

She said deserving people can call at 786 to check their eligibility status for relief package.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the decision of price hike of petroleum products was taken beyond of politics.

She said government will also announce an austerity drive very soon. 

She said common people are under burden of price hike due to imprudent decisions of previous government.

Marriyum Aurangzeb criticized previous PTI government for inking IMF agreement with harsh terms and conditions.

Responding to a question, she said government is taking steps to bring Charter of Democracy to draw some red lines for upcoming governments.

She said government will hold a conference on Tuesday in this regard and all stake holders will be present there to discuss the matter.

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