ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed authorities to take stern action against profiteers to ensure fair prices of essential items.
The prime minster chaired a review meeting on commodity prices. He directed that Tehsil and District Administration along with Competition Commission of Pakistan should ensure fair prices of food items by taking action against profiteers and mafias to facilitate people.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, SAPM on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill and senior officers concerned. Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen, Chief Secretary Punjab and Balochistan attended the meeting via video link.
In the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed that the provision of essential commodities to people at affordable prices is top priority of the government.
The Prime Minister directed the provincial Chief Secretaries to ensure action against the negligent officers regarding prices.
The Prime Minister also stressed upon the need to make the existing cell more active in monitoring prices on a regular basis and ensuring their reasonable prices.