Islamabad, November 06, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for constant monitoring of situation of availability of flour and sugar in the country and ensuring pre-emptive arrangements for future requirements. Chairing a review meeting about measures being taken to check prices of essential items and ensure their availability, he also directed to ensure arrangements for the supply of imported sugar in various parts of the country so as to avoid any delay in that respect.
He said the government is making every possible effort to provide relief to masses. The prime minister said since all economic indicators are moving in positive direction, the government is fully striving to share the benefits of this positive movement in economic spheres with the masses.
Chief Secretary Punjab briefed the meeting in detail about the availability and prices of flour and sugar in the province. Chief Secretary Punjab assured the meeting that the grinding of 25,000 tons of wheat per day and the availability of flour in the market would be ensured. Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa told the meeting that provincial government was ensuring the release of 5000 tons of wheat per day.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed to ease the process of approval of Projects to facilitate investors. Addressing weekly meeting of National Coordinating Committee for Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad, the prime minister directed that action be taken against officers who are involved in unnecessary delay in the approval process.
The Association of Builders and Developers informed the meeting that seventy four projects have been approved in Sindh Province with a total cost of twenty eight billion rupees while 4714 projects have been approved in Punjab since July 2020. The meeting was informed that after sales of cement increased by 17 percent and steel by 19 percent between September 2019 and September 2020. ABAD praised the government’s efforts to facilitate the approval process for construction and also offered suggestions in this regard.
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