Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Federal Ministries and Provincial Governments to reduce the rates of wheat, sugar, cooking oil, fruits and vegetables to provide relief to public.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Saturday said at a press conference the premier held a three hour long meeting on Friday with chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, chief secretaries, ministries of food, agriculture, statistics, commerce and industry and cane commissioners.
She said the prime minister asked them to adopt a comprehensive strategy on ways to reduce prices of essential commodities.
The prime minister directed that people should be provided relief from hike in prices and availability of food items should be ensured, she told.
Firdous said price of wheat had increased in the Sindh province after its government had failed to procure the commodity and its stocks was depleted.