NPMC urges provinces to take measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential items

National Price Monitoring Committee has urged provinces to take effective measures to avoid hoarding, black marketing and smuggling to ensure uninterrupted supply of basic commodities at affordable prices across the country.

A meeting of the Committee was held in Islamabad today (Monday) to review the price trend of essential commodities especially wheat flour, eggs, chicken, sugar and edible oil during the last week.

The Committee directed the provincial and district administrations to proactively monitor the prices of chicken and edible oil to ensure smooth supply at fair prices across the country. It also directed Secretary Food, Balochistan and Managing Director PASSCO to make an immediate arrangement for lifting 20,000 metric tons of wheat from PASSCO to ensure steady supply of wheat flour in the province.

 

Source: Radio Pakistan