Imran vows to punish those responsible for flour, sugar price spiral

By: News Desk      Published: 12:28 PM, 9 Feb, 2020
Imran vows to punish those responsible for flour, sugar price spiral

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday tried to assured the public by saying the PTI government has begun a thorough investigation into the flour and sugar price hike.

The prime minister vowed to punish all those responsible for the crisis.  “I understand the difficulties ordinary people including salaried class are confronting and have decided, come what may, my government will be announcing various measures that will be taken to reduce prices of basic food items for the common man in Cabinet on Tuesday next,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

The prime minister added that relevant government agencies have begun doing an in-depth probe into the flour and sugar price increase. “The nation should rest assured that all those responsible will be held accountable and penalised.”

It may be mentioned here that during the PTI government's 15 months in office, sugar price has shot up to as high as Rs64 a kilo. In January, the wholesale rate rose from Rs64 to Rs74 per kg and an acute shortage surfaced throughout the country.