Prime Minister Imran Khan takes notice of increase in flour prices
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the increase in the prices of flour across the country.
He directed the Punjab government to take steps on emergency basis to reduce the prices of flour. He also ordered to apprehend the profiteers and give a subsidy to citizens.
The prime minister further said that the previous price of flour should be reduced at all costs. He ordered strict crackdown against profiteers. He said that flour should be provided to the poor at all costs.
The prime minister was briefed that a crackdown against profiteering of sugar and flour was launched in Punjab. Over 716 tons of flour and sugar worth over Rs1one billion were confiscated during the crackdown.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) at Haripur to inaugurate the production facility of first ever indigenously developed ventilators in Pakistan.
The prime minister commended the initiative taken by NRTC and the Ministry of Science & Technology for the first ever indigenously produced ventilators. PM stated that it’s a landmark achievement for Pakistan and congratulated the entire team.
He emphasized: “We have abundant talent in our country to take us to self-reliance in new technological innovation and our government will strongly support any initiative to harness the potential of our youth.
“Our approach in response to the pandemic and adopting smart lockdown while keeping the economy afloat has been widely acknowledged, our focus will now remain on comprehensive health reforms.”
Later, the prime minister inaugurated the ventilator production facility and visited various sections of NRTC.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Energy Omar Ayub, PM’s Focal Person for COVID-19 Dr Faisal Sultan, Chairman NDMA Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal and senior officers were also present on the occasion. Managing Director NRTC Brig Tofique Ahmed gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister about the history, sectors of research and development, products and services of NRTC.
The MD briefed that NRTC is indigenously providing services, including communication equipment, E-policing, Electro-Medical equipment, hardware & software.