ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said Prime Minister Imran Khan taken a strict notice of rising inflation and directed the concerned authorities to take steps to bring down the price of flour as well as also take strict action against profiteers and hoarders.
Addressing a News conference on Saturday at PID, She said the Prime Minister also expressed anger over the increase in price of sugar.
Imran Khan also sought suggestions from various ministries to bring down the prices of essential items of daily use.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the price of flour increased in Sindh as the provincial government did not make purchase of wheat on time. She said the Prime Minister directed to release 100,000 tons of wheat immediately for Sindh.
The Special Assistant said the Prime Minister while chairing meeting and directed to prepare a database of properties of Evacuee Trust Property Board in order to make best utilization of these.
She said federal and provincial governments will work together to devise a strategy regarding the Auqaf properties.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the income of Muslim shrines will be used for facilitation of visitors.
Replying to a question, she said Ulema of all schools of thought attended the meeting with the Prime Minister in Islamabad yesterday.
She said the meeting had nothing to do with sit-in. She said the exploitation of people will not be tolerated in the guise of religion.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said protest is democratic and basic right of every citizen and government supports it, but it will not allow anyone to take law into own hands.
Source: VNS, Islamabad