PM directs provinces to launch mobile apps to update buyers daily on eatables' prices.

 
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ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the provincial governments to launch mobile applications to update the consumers on the prices of eatables on daily basis and take strict action against those creating artificial inflation.

Chairing a meeting to review the prices of eatables and control inflation at Prime Minister (PM) Office, the prime minister asked the provinces to follow the suit of the Islamabad administration that had already launched a similar mobile application 'Darust Daam' updating the prices of the eatables on daily basis from where the consumers would also be able to register complaints against those found overcharging.

The meeting was attended by Minister for planning Khusro Bakhtiar, Commerce Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, special assistants to PM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Yousuf Baig Mirza, Punjab Food Minister Samiullah Chaudhry, Punjab Agriculture Minister Noman Langrial and senior officials.

The prime minister said it was essential to fully activate the Tehsil level market committees to end the monopoly of the profiteers and keep the prices under control.

He directed the commerce ministry for early launch of a program to distribute flour bags among poor under Ehsaas Program.

He also asked for ensuring the availability of daily use items on utility stores across the country and maintaining a strict check to avoid any shortage of the commodities.

The meeting also examined the shortage of seasonal vegetables, in what the prime minister instructed for considering all options including timely import besides devising a coordinated strategy.

The prime minister directed the provincial governments to launch crackdown against profiteers and hoarders and keep...

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