NPMC reviews price trend of essential commodities.

Islamabad -- National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) reviewed the price trend of essential commodities especially wheat flour, eggs, chicken, sugar and edible oil during the week.

Secretary Finance briefed the Committee about weekly SPI that recorded a slight increase of 0.81%, whereas prices of 06 items decreased and 21 items remained stable during the last week.

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the weekly meeting of NPMC held at the Finance Division on Monday.

Secretary, M/o NFS and R updated NPMC about availability of sufficient stock of wheat across the country.

He expressed satisfaction over the average per day releases by the Provinces which was stable throughout the country.

Baluchistan government Secretary Food apprised the Committee about the arrangements being made for immediate lifting of 20,000 MT wheat from PASSCO.

Ministry of Industries and Production briefed the Committee that approx. 80 percent crushing of sugarcane has been completed during the current season.

The carryover stocks plus the latest crushing would ensure sufficient availability of sugar in the coming months.

The Ministry further requested the respective Provincial governments to provide...

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