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‘Govt committed to controlling price-hike’

By Our Correspondent
April 05, 2020

PESHAWAR: Adviser to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir said on Saturday that the government was committed to ensuring the availability of essential commodities in the market.

According to an official handout, he visited different localities in the provincial capital on behalf of the chief minister to check artificial price-hike.

Ajmal Wazir said the government was taking steps to bring down the prices of the essential commodities and nobody would be allowed to fleece the people.

“We will discourage market manipulation by anti-people elements and would bring them to justice,” he added. On the occasion, he met with traders and vendors and asked about the availability and prices of the essential commodities. He said, “We salute our doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who are fighting on frontlines against the corona pandemic.

We are confident that even in this difficult time, our business community will shoulder their national, religious and moral responsibility.”

Ajmal Wazir said the package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan for the financial support of the people, concessions to construction industries were being processed.

He said these initiatives would provide relief to millions of workers, industrialists, investors and generate employment opportunities for those rendered jobless as a result of the prevailing crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

However, he called upon the people to stay at home to help stop the transmission of the coronavirus.