Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that starting next week, his government will be using “all the resources” at its disposal to bring down skyrocketing food prices in the country.
“Starting Monday, in the coming week, our government will use all resources at the disposal of the state to bring food prices down,” PM Imran Khan tweeted on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar said imported wheat and sugar will be released at control rates by provinces to alleviate the inflationary pressure on the masses.
The PM said the government is already examining the reasons behind the recent hike in the prices of food items.
He said the government is investigating if there is a genuine supply shortage, hoarding by mafias, smuggling or a rise in international prices.