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Tarin directs PBS to compare difference in wholesale and retail prices of essential food
April 19, 2021

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Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin has assigned the Pakistan Bureaue of Statistics to adopt a practice of regularly comparing the difference in wholesale and retail prices of essential food items in different districts across the country.    

Addressing at an introductory meeting at Ministry of Finance in Islamabad today, he said addressing the root cause of inflation with devising a new hierarchy of administrative control will provide the most needed relief to the masses. 

The Minister said that the data, if available on real time basis on the PBS dash-board, will help in maintaining the strategic reserves of the essential commodities across the country.