Reduction in petroleum prices by govt aimed at providing possible relief to people: PM

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Reduction in petroleum prices by govt aimed at providing possible relief to people: PM

ISLAMABAD-Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the reduction in petrol and diesel prices by the government was aimed at providing all possible relief to the people.

Chairing a meeting to review steps taken by the government to control prices of essential items in Islamabad today (Monday), the Prime Minister directed that all the provincial chief secretaries should formulate a joint strategy to bring the fruits of the government's decision to the common men.

It has been decided to further accelerate administrative measures against the hoarding of essential commodities in the meeting.

Imran Khan directed the concerned authorities to envisage effective strategies for taking stern action against hoarders and profiteers. He said that the availability of pure goods reflects good governance so special attention should be paid to this issue.

Chief Secretaries of the provinces briefed PM Khan over the measures made for the reduction in prices of essential items in the country.

Regarding the abundant supply of wheat in the country, the Prime Minister directed the National Price Control Committee to take all necessary steps in this regard to ensure the supply of flour to the people at reasonable prices.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor for Commerce, Textile, Industry, and special assistant on political communication Dr Shahbaz Gill also attended the meeting.