ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was relayed on Wednesday that Pakistan Steel Mills will be revived through public private partnership.
Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce and Textile Aliya Hamza told the house that 13 companies had evinced interest in the partnership for the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). She said Pakistan Steel Mills was a very important institution and it would be run at all costs.
The parliamentary secretary said the present government had announced two relief packages for the common man worth ten billion rupees and seven billions rupees through the Utility Stores Corporation. She said reduction in the prices of essential commodities at the utility outlets had helped bolster their sales.
Aliya Hamza said that present government was committed to promote industrialization in the country. She said seventeen new entrants had entered the automotive industry.
“One billion dollars investment has been attracted in this industry so far due to government’s prudent policies,” she said.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan told the house during question hour that Prime Minister Emergency Program was being launched to enhance cotton production in the country.
He said new seed varieties would be provided to the farmers to enhance the productivity of cotton crop. He said incentives would also be given to the farmers to woo them for cotton cultivation.
Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid said strengthening primary healthcare was top priority of the government. She said reforms were also being introduced in important departments such as Drug Regulatory Authority.
Nausheen Hamid said that policies had been revisited to ensure one hundred coverage of anti-polio vaccine to the children.
Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resources Saleh Muhammad said the government was working on construction of dams to meet the water shortage. He said work was in full progress on Mohmand Dam which would be completed before the stipulated time.
He said about 11.50 billion rupees have been collected under the dams’ fund.