ISLAMABAD: A meeting chaired by Adviser on Finance, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on Wednesday reviewed the supply and prices of essential food items.
The meeting was informed that there is no shortage of food items in the country.
The provincial and district administration was directed to take further steps to bring down the prices of essential commodities.
The meeting also discussed proposals to keep the prices of commodities stable during the holy month of Ramadan.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s actions against hoarders will bring stability to the prices of essential commodities.
She said hoarding was enemy of transparent economy and exploitation of people, and hence cannot be allowed.
The special assistant said the prime minister had sought proposals from the provincial governments to reduce prices of wheat.
She said people of Pakistan had to bear the burden of the previous governments’ decisions regarding electricity and gas.
Firdous said Imran Khan had directed for preparation of a roadmap of reducing prices of petrol, diesel and gas. She said, “Our basic aim is to provide relief to people and redress their grievances. This is a practical step to save the national economy from losses of billions of rupees.”
She said smuggling of edible items caused increase in prices and problems for people.