ISLAMABAD: The prime minister ordered a single weekly off for public departments instead of the earlier two days. Also, the public offices will open at 8 am from now onwards instead of 10 am. Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif termed diligence, honesty, and transparency his guiding principles said serving the people of Pakistan was his topmost priority. PM Shehbaz Sharif resumed the responsibilities at his office at 8 pm – much earlier than the Ramazan working hours of 10 am – and said he did not want to waste an iota of the time without serving the masses. وزیراعظم شہباز شریف وزیراعظم آفس پہنچ گئے، باضابط ذمہ داریوں کی انجام دہی شروع کردی وزیراعظم شہباز شریف مقررہ سرکاری دفتری اوقات سے پہلے ہی صبح 8 بجے دفتر پہنچ گئے وزیراعظم آفس کے افسران اور عملے کی دوڑیں لگ گئیں pic.twitter.com/FmoHvKjIIB — PML(N) (@pmln_org) April 12, 2022 During an interaction with his staff, the prime minister directed the officials to get into action for robust performance. Soon after holding the office, PM Shehbaz Sharif issued directives to ensure relief for the masses, including the provision of low-cost edible items at Sasta bazaars, and also stressed its strict monitoring. Sharif said he would not tolerate any irresponsibility in ensuring the provision of inexpensive commodities to the general public. He also ordered the officials concerned to ensure early implementation of his decisions announced in the National Assembly regarding the 10 percent increase in pensions and fixing the minimum wages at Rs 25,000.