PM Khan takes notice of soaring prices

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has called on an emergency campaign to control prices.

Taking cognizance of the increasing inflation, the prime minister ordered action against people artificially inflating the prices of essential commodities.

PM Imran Khan announced formation of a task force for a crackdown on retailers and wholesalers to assure that goods are sold at the government-approved rates.

A price control committee will issue official price lists and regulate compliance.

Field officers will be required to report back in a week-span after monitoring the wholesale markets and the police’s special branch will ensure the implementation of these orders.

The chief secretaries and chief ministers of each province will report on the situation on daily basis.

A massive upsurge has been reported in the prices of daily commodities during the first 10 months of the government’s tenure.