Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to end unreasonable difference in market and retail prices of edible items so that provision of food stuff can be ensured to the people at the lowest possible rates.
He was chairing a review meeting in Lahore on Friday regarding enhancing the number of fruit and vegetable markets in Lahore and to bring down wheat flour prices.
Instructing the concerned Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners to ensure stability in prices of essential items, the Prime Minister said it should be officers top priority to ensure eliminate unreasonable rise in the prices by strictly monitoring the ups and downs in the rates of kitchen items. He said bringing ease to the lives of poor and destitute people is the top priority of the government.
Imran Khan advised to formulate a special plan to support the most vulnerable segments of society in terms of economy so that the government resources can be utilized in an effective way for the welfare of common people through subsidy.
The Prime Minister also directed to create awareness among the people about nutritious food and flour. He stressed the need for evolving a comprehensive strategy for strengthening of provision of wheat and the system of flour prices to avoid any disturbance in future.