ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan assured the nation on Sunday that the government has begun an in-depth investigation into rising prices of flour and sugar across the country, ARY News reported.
Prime Minister Khan, who took Twitter, said all relevant government agencies have begun an in-depth investigation into the price increases of sugar and flour and all those responsible behind the price increases will be responsible.
“All relevant government agencies have begun to investigate in depth the price increases of flour and sugar. The nation must be sure that all those responsible will be responsible and penalized, ”he wrote in a Tweet.
At the same time, all relevant government agencies have begun to investigate in depth the increases in the prices of flour and sugar. The nation must be sure that all those responsible will be responsible and penalized.
– Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 9, 2020
He also said that the government is taking several measures to reduce the prices of basic food for the common man.
“I understand the difficulties that ordinary people face, including the salaried class, and I have decided, whatever happens. My government will announce several measures that will be taken to reduce basic food prices for the common man in the cabinet on Tuesday, ”he added.
Earlier, chairing a high-level meeting in the federal capital on Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to do everything possible to ensure a reduction in commodity prices to relieve the masses who are reeling from inflation. .
The meeting was attended by the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, the Minister of Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, the Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Relief from Poverty , Sania Nishtar, and the Public Utility Stores Corporation president.
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The prime minister ordered the economic team to lower the prices of essential foods. He said the government would provide financial assistance to the poor who cannot make ends meet.
Prime Minister Khan said that the poorest will be provided food under the flagship program of the Ehsas government.