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I am monitoring the inflation situation myself, Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that all government machinery will be mobilized to provide relief to the common man and in the coming days our entire focus will now be on controlling inflation.

A meeting of the federal cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which the rising prices of electricity, gas, and medicines were also discussed. The ministers demanded immediate action on rising inflation. Federal Minister Murad Saeed, Sheikh Rashid, Faisal Wawda, and other ministers raised the issue of inflation. Cabinet members said provincial governments and district administrations must ensure the availability of goods.

Federal ministers Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Senator Shibli Faraz, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Hammad Azhar, Fakhar Imam, Ali Amin Gandapur, Advisers Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Abdul Razak Dawood, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Special Assistants Dr. Shahbaz Gill and Muhammad Usman attended the meeting.

Dr. Waqar Masood, SBP Governor Dr. Reza Baqir, senior government officials, Punjab Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, Punjab Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, and provincial chief secretary attended the meeting through the video link.

Assuring emergency measures to reduce inflation, PM Imran Khan said that consultations were underway, the government would soon start the implementation of the action plan, mobilize all government machinery to provide relief to the common man, in the coming days. Our focus now will be on controlling inflation and I am monitoring the whole situation myself, let’s see what the mafia does now.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the NCOC to keep a close watch on the situation in Corona and said that if Corona cases increase, schools, wedding halls, and other gatherings could be banned.

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Meanwhile, a high-level meeting on commodity prices is underway under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister in which approval will be given to take action against inflation and hoarders.

The meeting was briefed by the Tigers Force and independent sources on wheat and flour prices in different parts of the country, detailed systems, wholesalers, and retailers for reliable estimates of demand and supply of basic commodities. Briefing on new management measures to reduce price gaps, eliminate exploitation in the market and eliminate hoarding, smuggling, and speculation, as well as to make the monitoring system more efficient. Was given.

The meeting was apprised of the situation of the release of wheat by the Punjab government on daily basis. The meeting was informed that the release would be started by the Sindh government from October 16. It was decided in the meeting that the wheat released by the Punjab government daily would be further increased so that an ample supply of wheat would be available.

The Prime minister strictly said that I’ll never tolerate any mistake in this Regard and make sure we are providing facilitation to the common man of Pakistan. 

 

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