PM orders prices of essential items fixed in Ramzan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed the authorities concerned to ensure the provision of essential commodities at fixed rates during the month of Ramzan.

The prime minister gave the instructions during a meeting regarding Ramzan Package 2019 in Islamabad.

He also ordered the administration officers to be present in the field and take immediate action against profiteers and hoarders.

The prime minister said that in order to make the administrative control effective, control rooms should be set up at the provincial level to monitor provision of essential commodities, electricity, gas and water during Ramzan.

He said the relevant ministries and departments have been directed to ensure supply of gas, electricity and water during Sehr and Iftar timings.

“The government realises the difficulties being faced by the people and we will make all possible efforts to provide relief to the masses,” said PM Imran.

During the meeting, provincial ministers and secretaries apprised PM Imran about the steps taken to check profiteering and hoarding during Ramzan, and to ensure provision of essential commodities at fixed rates.