CM wants price list displayed at shops -Read

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday directed all district administrations and other relevant authorities to ensure that retail shops display the essential items price list.

During a meeting here, Mr Mahmood also ordered improvement of the price inspection and monitoring mechanism for the enforcement of the government fixed prices.

Special assistant to the CM Khaleequr Rehman, chief secretary Dr Kazim Niaz, principal secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, administrative secretaries of the relevant departments and others attended the meeting, said a statement issued here.

The chief minister said the government had limited financial resources but it was still spending a huge amount of money as subsidy on imported wheat to give the maximum relief to the people.

Improvement of price monitoring mechanism also ordered

He said Rs3.7 billion worth of subsidy had so far been given on imported wheat, while Rs6.3 billion more subsidy would be offered in the current financial year.

The meeting was briefed about the weekly average prices and decrease in prices of essential commodities, including wheat flour, sugar, rice, pulses and vegetables.

The officials said wheat crisis had ended due to the timely and effective measures of the government and that the issue won’t re-emerge in the current season.

They said the number of the people’s complaints against price hike on the Pakistan Citizens Portal had come down significantly.

The officials said 374 complaints were lodged with the portal during the last month compared to 437 in Oct.

They said 80 per cent of the registered complaints had been addressed.

The officials said a strategy was being devised to ensure the availability of the required wheat and wheat flour in the upcoming season.

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