Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday said interest rate could be further increased through strict financial policy to control rising inflation.In an interview to foreign agency, she said some people could misunderstand this step but government was firm in his commitment not to compromise on price hike.The central bank had increased discount rate from 10 to 12 per cent to control current financial expenditure and rising inflation, she said.According to the finance adviser, government will give its priority to price hike instead of issuing new cheap loans. Pakistan's economy will strengthen and ongoing issues will be resolved within span of one year, she claimed.