Imran Khan faces roti price crisis
Confronted with a steep increase in prices of rotis and naanin the country, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to bring the prices to the earlier level.
The Pakistan government has decided to act to curb the rising prices of roti and naan in the country.
The Pakistani newspaper 'Dawn' quoted Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's Special Assistant Dr Firdous Aashik Avan, as saying the government the PM had taken note of the spiralling prices of the two staples, and was taking steps to bring them down.
A roti shop in Pakistan.
According to the newspaper, after the cabinet meeting, Dr. Firdaus said, "Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to take immediate action to bring them back to their original rates.''
The nation's Nanbai (naan makers) association earlier this month raised roti and naan prices steeply, claiming that flour and gas prices had gone out of control.
He said that in addition to a meeting of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting convened to control prices of gas and non-food items. The meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet sought ways to cut the cost of cooking gas and flour and the reduction in duties on them.
Prime Minister Imran Khan's Special Advisor, Dr. Pandur Ashik Avan
At present, naan is being sold for 12 to 15 rupees in different cities. But before the increase in the prices of gas and flour, the same was sold at Rs 8-10 per piece.
Similarly, the rotiis sold at a rate of Rs 10-12 per piece. Whereas earlier it was worth 7-8 rupees per piece.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]