PM directs steps to cut prices of essential items


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the authorities concerned to take necessary measures to bring down prices of essential commodities to give maximum relief to common man.

Chairing a meeting to review overall economic situation in the country, the prime minister was apprised of infla-tionary trend in the international commodity market and petroleum prices.

The prime minister said, “Like our exemplary response to COVID-19 pandemic, we are working hard to mitigate negative impacts of international inflation, especially in petroleum products and food items.”

He said stabilising macroeconomic indicators in the country was the government’s top priority to spur economic growth. Earlier, the prime minister was briefed about overall economic situation in the country.

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