Officials failing to check price hike will face action: PM

Officials failing to check price hike will face action: PM

• Directs provinces to ensure display of price lists
• Market committees in Punjab, KP dissolved
• Finance minister says CPI recorded at 5.7pc

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday direc­ted the provinces to ensure that price lists were displayed at all essential items’ shops and strict action be taken against the relevant assistant commissioners (ACs) in case of price hike and hoarding in their respective areas.

Presiding over a meeting on prices and supply/demand of food items, the prime minister also ord­ered action against those involved in last year’s sugar crisis.

Relevant federal and provincial ministers, secretaries, chief secretaries and other senior officers participated in the meeting.

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