ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed for a strict action against hoarders and profiteers through effective administrative steps in order to curtail hoarding and profiteering in the country.
Chairing a meeting on controlling the prices of essential items, the Prime Minister directed the provincial administrations to send daily and weekly analysis report on rise and fall of prices of essential items at urban and rural tehsils of each district to the Prime Minister Office in order to keep a check on the situation of prices. The Prime Minister further said that due to climate impact the availability of essential food commodities should be determined on proper time so that there is no shortage. The meeting decided that the government will provide farmers place at every tehsil where they could sell their commodities without any fee or expenditure.
The forum also took the decision to utilize the network of Utility Stores across the country in a better way to provide people the essential items on realistic and reasonable prices.
Imran Khan directed to make border management more effective to stop the smuggling of wheat, flour and fine flour. The meeting decided to take strict action against elements involved in smuggling and the officials abetting them.
Directs provincial admins to send daily reports on rise and fall of prices
The Prime Minister was informed of the reduction in prices of ghee after the decision of government to defer implementation of axel load. The Prime Minister said reduction in prices of ghee should be ensured to provide relief to the public after the deferment of axel load implementation.
Imran Khan directed to establish a special cell in Ministry of Food Security on immediate basis in order to make timely decisions on the basis of demand and supply estimates in future. It will also help institutionalize the demand and supply estimate system with respect to essential items used by people.