Provinces Ordered To Enforce Measures For Fair Roti Prices
Provincial governments have been directed to take immediate and strict measures by the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) to ensure that the price of roti for the general public are kept fair.
A news report in Dawn cited the NPMC Chairperson and Finance Division Special Secretary Omar Hameed Khan as saying that a subsidy of Rs1.5 billion was provided to roti tandoors but that subsidy has not been utilised to provide cheap roti.
The said subsidy is provided as low tariff gas rates for roti tandoors.
In order to keep itself informed about overpricing, the Punjab government is keeping a check on market complaints via the ‘Qeemat Punjab’ application.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration informed about the establishment of a new sasta bazaar in Chak Shehzad with 170 stalls that are to function thrice a week.
The capital territory administration also stated that they were forming seven sasta bazars in Union Councils for the provision of essential items affordably. Moreover, a sasta bazar near Metro Cash and Carry, consisting of 900 stalls, would start its operations soon.
Furthermore, the ICT is also engaged in the development of a free home delivery application to provide customers with essential items at their door step.