‘Roti’ Regulation In Pakistan: Imran Khan Government Orders Reduction Of Flatbread Prices Facing Disgruntled Masses

‘Roti’ Regulation In Pakistan: Imran Khan Government Orders Reduction Of Flatbread Prices Facing Disgruntled MassesImran Khan during US visit. (pic via Twitter)

Facing masses disgruntled by the rising prices in the country, the Pakistani government under Prime Minister Imran Khan has moved to regulate flatbread prices in Pakistan, Times of India reports.

With prices for cooking gas, fuel and electricity spiralling, Pakistan’s federal government has reportedly asked the provincial governments to bring down the prices to pre-June 30 levels.

“Prime minister Imran Khan has taken strict notice of the increase in the price of bread and ordered that previous prices of ‘naan’ and ‘roti’ be restored. He has directed the economic coordination committee (ECC) to take measures in this regard,” said Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information.

Prices for roti have increased from the earlier Rs 7-8 to Rs 10-12 while those for naan have increased from Rs 8-10 to Rs 12-15 in various parts of the country facing an economic crisis.

The country’s ECC has since approved several measures to bring down gas prices for such installations preparing the breads. The committee has earmarked PKR 1.51 billion as subsidies for their gas connection and has also ordered a detailed survey of tandoors across the country.