Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Thursday (today) directed to ease rules and regulations for the establishment of fruit and vegetable markets in the country.
Chairing a meeting of federal and provincial ministers as well as Chief Secretaries of provinces in Islamabad, the Prime Minister directed to ensure checking of prices of commodities.
He asked the provincial chief secretaries to take action against violators and the government officials should take care of people who face problems.
The meeting reviewed matters related to wheat, flour and enhancing markets for vegetables and fruits in the country.
It was decided that the ratio of flour be enhanced to 80 per cent of the wheat production and to curtail the expenditures of procurement, storage and transportation of wheat across the country.
Important decisions were made regarding the partnership of the private sector in the establishment of fruit and vegetable markets.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that following an agreement with the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), their demands will be put forward in the parliament.
In his statement, the premier said that the government spoke to TLP, and the party has decided to extend the “deadline” given to the government from February to April 20.
It is pertinent to mention here that TLP had demanded the French ambassador’s deportation, ratification of the blasphemy bill, and a ban on French goods after blasphemous sketches were published in France that had sparked protests across the Muslim world.