ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday directed the provincial governments to ensure the availability of edible items at the lowest possible prices.
Chairing a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Core Committee, the prime minister instructed the provincial governments to take strict action, through the price control committees, against those involved in overcharging and hoarding.
The meeting discussed in detail the prevailing situation of the country and the problems confronting the masses.
The PM was informed that the government’s decision to defer the implementation of the axle-load policy was widely lauded by the owners of the Banaspati ghee mills who had assured to reduce ghee prices within the next few days.
The core committee also reviewed the availability of flour stock in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The prime minister directed the officials to keep an eye on the prices of the flour and its availability.