Pakistan PM Imran Khan seeks check on food prices

In a bid to check the availability of essential commodities Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the establishment of a National Demand Supply Cell (NDSC) and instructed the provinces to formulate within a week a National Action Plan for keeping their prices in check.

Feb 14, 2020
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Islamabad: In a bid to check the availability of essential commodities Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the establishment of a National Demand Supply Cell (NDSC) and instructed the provinces to formulate within a week a National Action Plan for keeping their prices in check.

Khan was presiding over a meeting on adulteration, hoarding and inflation, where he was also briefed on some mobile phone Apps for checking prices of the commodities and their online delivery in the big cities of the country, Dawn reported.

The meeting was informed that the Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation had already issued 400,000 tonnes of wheat to the province.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the federal government should extend every possible support in making the laboratory functional. “It is our national responsibility to control and eliminate this menace (of adulteration) from the country."