Minister for Finance and Revenue, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has directed the provincial governments to follow a self-sustaining model and streamline daily release of wheat to ensure steady supply in the provinces.
Chairing the meeting of the National Price Monitoring Committee in Islamabad, he directed the Ministry of National Food Security and Research to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to ensure smooth supply of wheat flour at reasonable rates for the general public.
He also urged the provincial governments to continue taking necessary steps to ensure provision of basic items at affordable prices across the country.
The minister also directed Ministry of Industries and Production to continuously monitor stocks of sugar, its supply position in the market and prices throughout the country for the consumers.
Earlier, NPMC reviewed the price trend of essential commodities especially wheat, sugar and edible oil during the week and registered a decline in prices of some commodities.