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.
On coming Saturday I will be meeting with our Tiger Force at Convention Centre. From now till then I want our Tiger Force to regularly check prices of daal, atta, sugar, ghee in their localities & post on Tiger Force portal. Will discuss in Saturday mtg.https://t.co/dQIrvOM8uB— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 11, 2020
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.”
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.