ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: 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 that reviewed the supply and demand of essential commodities and their prices, the prime minister directed to end the illogical difference between the prices of retailers and wholesalers.
وزیرِ اعظم عمران خان کی زیر صدارت بنیادی اشیائے ضروریہ کی طلب و رسد اور ان کی قیمتوں کے حوالے سے جائزہ اجلاس pic.twitter.com/APs8ixiDuZ
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) August 30, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the results of administrative measures must be visible in order to provide relief to the masses.
The prime minister also directed that keeping in view future requirements of sugar and wheat, comprehensive planning and timely measures be ensured.
Imran Khan said that it is the top priority of the government to protect the common man from the price hike.
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 Rs 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 have been suspended whilst a warning has been issued to two Deputy Commissioners.