27 November 2012

Egypt: PM Urges Media to Be Accurate in Publishing News

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said on Monday 26/11/2012 the majority of the Egyptians understand the decision to lift subsidies on 95 octane gasoline, noting that that those who could afford to pay for it would like to shoulder the responsibility toward the society.

Qandil denied reports published by a newspaper that the citizens are furious over raising gas prices.

The decision does not target the majority of the people, he stressed.

Qandil said the government is committed to protecting all vital facilities, adding that burning schools and other buildings could never be acceptable and would be strictly confronted.

He urged mass media to be accurate in publishing news, particularly at this stage the country is going through.

Meantime, Qandil discussed in a meeting on petrochemical sector's strategy its present status as well as means to develop this industry to meet markets needs, said cabinet's Spokesman Alaa al-Hadidi.

Hadidi referred to petrochemical plants to be established in some places where raw materials are available to provide 100,000 job opportunities for youth.

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