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  • Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh says provincial govts should guarantee provide of reasonably priced items for lots
  • Minister evaluations weekly report of worth hike throughout nation
  • Points instructions for intently monitoring sugar inventory and costs

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on Monday mentioned that provincial governments should guarantee the availability of reasonably priced items for the lots.

He was presiding over a gathering of the Nationwide Worth Monitoring Committee right here in Islamabad. In the course of the session, the minister reviewed the costs of edible items being offered throughout the nation. 

The committee additionally introduced a weekly report of worth hikes earlier than the minister. In the course of the assembly, representatives of the ministry of meals safety additionally briefed Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in regards to the present wheat inventory within the nation. 

Learn extra: Hafeez Shaikh will get again cost of income ministry after assembly with Prime Minister Imran Khan

Based on sources, MinisterAbdul Hafeez directed the provincial governments to make sure the sufficient provide of flour throughout the nation, including that provinces ought to undertake a “self-sufficient model of wheat supply” for themselves. 

He additionally requested the provinces to establish the availability of wheat on a district stage in order that the lots should not have to face a scarcity. 

The minister additionally mentioned that the costs of sugar, in addition to its inventory, must be intently monitored throughout the nation.

Learn extra: Sugar costs skyrocket to start with of 2021

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