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Prices of roti and naan reviewed in different areas

By APP
April 18, 2024
This representational image shows a naanbai making bread in a shop. — Islamabad Post/File
This representational image shows a naanbai making bread in a shop. — Islamabad Post/File

Rawalpindi: District Administration Rawalpindi and Special Initiative Committee of Chief Minister Punjab, Bilal Yamin Satti here on Wednesday visited different city areas and reviewed the prices of fixed rates of ‘naan’ and ‘roti’.

Bilal Yamin Satti said that a decision had been taken to take strict action across the province against those selling ‘roti’ and ‘naan’ on exorbitant rates. The district administration had warned the tandoor owners not to indulge in profiteering else strict action in accordance with the law would be taken, he added.

Bilal Yameen said that tandoors would be sealed and heavy fines would also be imposed on the profiteers. The violators would also be sent behind the bars, he said. Special orders have been given to the administration of Rawalpindi, Taxila, Wah, Gujar Khan, Kallar Syedan, Kahuta and Kotli Sattian to take strict action against the profiteers.

The Punjab government had reduced the price of flour which was earlier Rs5,600 per mound but now, it was fixed at Rs4,600, he said adding, the Punjab government had directed the authorities concerned to take strict action without any discrimination to ensure implementation of the fixed prices of ‘naan’ and ‘roti’.

The Punjab government was taking all possible measures to provide relief to the citizens, he added. The government, after reducing a bag of flour by Rs2,500, fixed the rates of ‘roti’ at Rs16 and ‘naan’ at Rs20, Bilal Yameen Satti said.