Govt gives Rs. 20 billion subsidy to public monthly: Hina Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Government is fully aware of the problems faced by general public and that is why it is giving Rs. 20 billion subsidy to them on monthly basis in the power sector adding that the subsidy would now be reduced due to inflation.Talking to media at the Parliament House, State Minister for Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said on Thursday that country is already facing various challenges and it has to take tough decisions.

She said the government is taking various steps to reduce the  ratio of inflation in the country and to control the corruption in the institutions.Meanwhile, Rehman Malik said that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) would launch the operation against those officers who are involved in corruption in the institutions.He expressed the resolve that there would be zero tolerance for the corrupt officers across the country adding that the anti corruption cell of FIA has been enhanced in this regard.Malik rejected news items in which a statement was attached to him saying that “corruption would be ended within a week” and termed it wrong and baseless and said that he warned the corrupt officers to leave the departments otherwise action would be taken against them.To a question, Rehman Malik said MQM is a close partner of the government in the Sindh government and rejected that some elements wanted to create the gape between the PPP and MQM, but they would not be succeeded – App