PM orders Punjab, KP to launch online purchase system to control price hike
Prime Minister has also directed to establish a special cell in the Ministry of Food Security on an immediate basis.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has sent out directives to provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to devise and launch an online purchasing system to control price hike. He said that the provincial governments need to take proper, well-thought and effective steps to curb profiteering and hoarding while also assure sending weekly and daily analysis reports on rising and fall of prices.
PM has sent strict orders to keep a check on the situation of prices. Chairing a meeting on controlling prices, particularly of the essential items. He said that due to a change in climate, the availability of the commodities should be determined on time so no shortages are faced.
The meeting further concluded that the government should be providing farmers with a designated place in each tehsil so that they can sell their commodities without any additional fee or expense. The forum also decided to use the widely spread network of Utility Stores across Pakistan for better provision of services and essential items.
PM stressed that border management must be taking effective measures to stop the smuggling:
PM stressed that border management must be taking effective measures to stop the smuggling of flour, fine flour, and wheat. It was agreed upon that unless strict measures are taken against these elements and the officials abetting them, the price hike will be difficult to control.
The PM was told that the decrease in the prices of ghee came in effect after the government decided to defer the implementation of the axel load. PM responded that the reduction in ghee prices should be ensured to provide maximum relief to the people.
Prime Minister has also directed to establish a special cell in the Ministry of Food Security on an immediate basis. The task of the cell will be to make timely decisions assessing the basis of demand and supply, sketching out accurate estimates for the future.
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