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Planning Minister directs to strengthen monitoring system of 18 essential commodities
February 14, 2020

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Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says government is taking every possible step to bring down food prices.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad today (Friday), he directed to strengthen the monitoring system of 18 essential commodities including wheat, sugar, flour, edible ghee and oil, potatoes, onions and pulses in the country.

The Minister said in the next cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister will be given further recommendations to reduce the prices of commodities.

Asad Umar directed Ministry of Food to keep a close watch on the onion and potato trade situation.

He said price-hike will start to decline this month and inflation is expected to drop significantly.

 

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