Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has directed the Ministry of National Food Security to build strategic reserves of pulses considering its lowest prices in the international market.
He was chairing a meeting of the National Price Monitoring Committee was held in Islamabad today (Wednesday).
He advised the Ministry and provincial governments to take creative measures to ensure smooth supply of pulses at fair prices.
The Minister underscored the efforts being made for keeping the prices of essential items in check and measures to ensure smooth supply of essential commodities throughout the country.
The meeting was informed that prices of 22 items remained stable and 25 items registered increase in prices during last week.