PM Imran directs to take all measures to stabilize prices of essential commodities

PM Imran directs to take all measures to stabilize prices of essential commodities

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the chief secretaries to take all possible administrative measures to bring stability in the prices of essential commodities.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review the supply and demand of essential commodities and their prices, the premier directed to end the illogical difference between the prices of retailers and wholesalers.

Minister for Finance Shaukat Train, Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib, Special Assistants to the Prime Minister (SAPMs) Dr Shehzab Gill, Dr Sania Nishtar, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and Secretaries of the relevant ministries attended the meetingh

While provincial chief secretaries and senior officers participated in the meeting via video-link.

PM Imran said that the results of administrative measures must be visible in order to provide relief to the masses.

He also directed that keeping in view future requirements of sugar and wheat, comprehensive planning and timely measures be ensured.

“It is top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government to protect the common man from price hike,” the premier said.

The meeting was informed about the current stocks of sugar and wheat and steps taken to meet their future requirements.

The meeting was also informed about the steps taken to bring down the prices of edible oil. It was informed that the prices of edible oil are expected to come down from Rs 10 to 15 per kilogram.

The meeting was informed about the action taken against the officers not fulfilling their responsibilities vis-a-vis bringing stability in the prices.

It was informed that seven assistant commissioners and two secretaries of market committees had been suspended whilst warning had been issued to two deputy commissioners.