Pakistan PM Imran Khan asks ministers to reduce sugar prices

Islamabad: The sugar prices are rising in Pakistan, following which the government has taken this seriously and instructed the ministers to bring it down in the open market. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the ministers in the central and provincial government to lower the price of sugar.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, special assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting, passed this message in a press conference.
Addressing the press, she said, “PM conducted a meeting with chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, chief secretaries, several ministries and asked them to plan a strategy to reduce prices of essential commodities.”

PM has asked the authorities to take action against the hoarders to keep price stable. The Pakistan government in June introduced a tax of Rs 3.30 per kg of sugar. Following there were reports that it is being sold at exorbitant rates in the market. Also, after the complaints of sugar hoarding, the government had launched a crackdown on hoarders of sugar and seized thousands of sugar bags.

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