Why the price list was not implemented? Action of the Prime Minister against the persons concerned
In case of non-implementation of price list, Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken important decisions against the concerned officers. In the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on essential commodity prices, it was decided that in case of non-implementation of price list, concerned Assistant Action will be taken against the commissioner.
The Prime Minister dissolved the market committees of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on complaints. The Prime Minister had received complaints of mis-governance and corruption, on which it was decided to immediately dissolve the market committees of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. And the participants in the meeting agreed that the program of the market committees was not credible.
The Prime Minister said in the meeting that the people in the committee make money by taking bribe, we will bring a system that can really control the prices, national food security will focus on future needs, and estimates of goods like wheat, sugar. To complete the work as soon as possible, and to complete the work of estimates of commodities like wheat and sugar as soon as possible, the Prime Minister said to ensure abundant availability of basic necessities at utility stores Instructed to complete.
The Prime Minister also directed all the Chief Secretaries to ensure implementation of the price list, and to ensure the dynamic and active role of the administration. It was decided at the meeting that the FBR should provide sugar to the provincial governments. Details of sales tax collected will be provided and the process of installation of cameras in sugar mills will be expedited.
The meeting was attended by federal ministers and representatives of the provinces. The Prime Minister was briefed on food prices across the country. Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh said that CPI was recorded at 5.7% in January, since July. As of January, CPI was recorded at 8.2 per cent. According to the data, there was a clear decline in CPI, while prices of sugar, eggs, onions, etc. declined, while flour prices stabilized.
The meeting also presented a report on actions taken against stockpiling, briefing on release of government wheat, reviewing the difference in prices at wholesale and retail level and in different districts, wholesale and retail prices. The failure of the market committees was pointed out on the difference.