PM Imran takes serious note about increase in prices of essential items
RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday visited the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and received a detailed briefing on complex regional and domestic challenges and Pakistan efforts for restoration of peace and stability.
On the occasion, PM Imran Khan paid rich tribute to the services of country’s premier spy agency and lauded its sacrifices and tireless efforts. Addressing the meeting, the prime minister said, “No effort would be spared for national security and sovereignty.
Earlier, upon arrival at the headquarters, ISI Director General Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid received the prime minister.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar and Special Assistant to PM Dr. Moeed Yousuf were along with the prime minister during the visit.
Earlier on May 6, Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. General Faiz Hamid had called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office in the capital. Matters pertaining to national security had been discussed during the meeting, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday taking serious notice of the inflated prices of essential commodities despite reduction in petroleum rates directed the concerned authorities at federal and provincial levels for a necessary action.
“The Prime Minister has desired that the Chief Ministers/Chief Secretaries of the provinces shall personally look into the matter and make every effort to ensure that the impact of the reduction of fuel prices must correspondingly reflect in the prices of essential commodities on daily basis,” an excerpt of the letter read, as shared by PM Media Office.
“The Prime Minister has taken serious view of the fact that while the federal government had reduced POL prices drastically in the past few months, there is no corresponding reduction in the prices of essential commodities rather these are showing upward trend,” it added.