PM Imran Khan tasks Tiger Force with checking high food prices

By: News Desk      Published: 02:01 PM, 11 Oct, 2020
PM Imran Khan tasks Tiger Force with checking high food prices

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced that he will meet with the members of his Tiger Force at Convention Centre in Islamabad on coming Saturday (October 17) and from now till then he wanted the Tiger Force to regularly check prices of daal, atta, sugar, ghee in their localities and post it on the Tiger Force portal, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Prime Minister said he will discuss in Saturday’s meeting details of the action. Imran Khan also shared the link of the Tiger Force portal which is www.tigerforce.gov.pk

A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced that from the coming Monday (October 12), the PTI government will use all the resources at the disposal of the state to bring down the food prices.

The premier said, “We are already examining causes of the price hikes: whether there is a genuine supply shortage or simply hoarding by mafias; smuggling, if any price rise is due to international prices such as for palm oil, lentils.”

Imran Khan said that from next week the government will have the strategy in place and action will begin using all state organisations and resources to bring down food prices.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan while taking strict notice of the excessive pricing of consumable items at motorway rest areas, directed the ministry and authorities concerned to introduce regular monitoring and take stringent action against the overcharging shopkeepers.

In a letter addressed to the communications ministry, National Highway Authority and Inspector General Motorway Police, the Prime Minister’s Office conveyed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s displeasure over the excessive prices at motorway rest areas reported through numerous complaints registered at Pakistan Citizen Portal.