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Zaheer Abbasi

Business Recorder

Published Date: Jan 1, 2021

Essential commodities: ‘Online dashboard’ for monitoring prices accorded approval

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the priorities departments has approved “Online Dashboard” to monitor the prices of essential commodities at the federal and the provincial levels.

The meeting of the priorities departments presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan decided that the dashboard would not only play a role in averting any crisis by certified indicators but would also play an effective role against hoarding and profiteering.

The prime minister would chair meetings of the dashboard on a weekly basis to solve the problems of the priorities departments.

To implement the reforms in the six departments – national food security, agriculture, power sector, manpower, foreign direct investment as well as the privatisation commission, information technology and exports – were give the status of priorities departments.

The prime minister would be given separate briefing about each department during the meetings of “dashboard”.

The prime minister directed that do not hesitate from taking any kind of measures to prevent increase in the prices of flour, sugar, and pulses, etc which are important for the poor families.

He also directed that domestic resources should be explored to substitute the imports and increase the exports so as to increase the current account surplus further, and avert pressure on the foreign exchange reserves.