Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to take timely measures to ensure uninterrupted availability of edible items on affordable rates during the upcoming Ramadan.
He was chairing a review meeting regarding essential items, especially availability of wheat and sugar, in Islamabad on Friday.
The Prime Minister instructed to guarantee uninterrupted availability of essential items at the Utility Stores and continuously apprising him on monitoring of prices.
Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh informed the meeting that Sensitive Price Indicators of last seven weeks show that decline in prices of onion, tomato, chicken, and meat has begun.
The meeting was briefed about steps for release of wheat as well as ECC's decision to import sugar and its impact on reduction of sugar prices.
Participants of the meeting were informed that the market has become stable as a result of government's decision to import wheat.
The meeting stressed the need to continue focusing on enhancing production of essential items, especially wheat and sugar for stability in their prices.