Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered concerned authorities to take steps to control the prices of basic food items, the government’s chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan announced in a post-cabinet meeting news briefing on Monday.
Special Assistant to the prime minister has said that the premier also called the chief ministers of all four provinces for a meeting on Friday to devise a strategy to control inflation, which surged by 11.4 per cent year-on-year in September.
The cabinet members decided that the price committees of provinces will be activated and the elements responsible for fluctuation of prices and hoarding will be dealt with strictly told SAPM.
The prime minister also directed officials to maintain the prices of life-saving medicines. The participants of the meeting were told that a summary was being moved to reduce the prices of 89 medicines.