Defence Minister urges nation for reducing fuel, electricity wasteMinister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has asked nation, especially traders’ community, to adopt austerity measures as a cultural norm to reduce wastage of fuel and electricity amid soaring economic challenges. Defence Minister urged the nation to support the government for achieving normalcy through hard economic decisions. Defence Minister said due to Ukraine war fuel prices have been risen at global level and countries with fewer resources are directly affected due to global inflation. Adviser to Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira said the country may head towards default in case government did not increase the fuel prices. He said government is providing targeted subsidy to save poor segment of the society from the impact of rising fuel prices.
Source: The Nation June 16, 2022 12:14 UTC