ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed
the chief secretaries of the provinces to take all possible administrative
measures to bring stability in the prices of essential commodities.
Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Monday which reviewed the supply
and demand of essential commodities and their prices, PM Imran Khan
directed to end the illogical difference between the prices of retailers
Imran Khan said 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 it is top priority of the government to protect the
common man from price hike. The meeting was informed about the
current stocks of sugar and wheat and steps taken to meet their future
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 ten to fifteen rupees 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 warning
has been issued to two deputy commissioners.
Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Fayaz Ahmed Tarin, Minister
for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar, Minister for
National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam, Minister of
State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Adviser to PM
on Accountability and Interior Barrister Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Special
Assistant to PM on Food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Special
Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar,
Special Assistant to PM on Political Communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill,
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Muhammad Azam Khan and
other officials also attended the meeting.