Govt decides to Reduce taxes on some commodities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday chaired an important meeting to discuss measures to tackle rising inflation across the country.

According to sources, the prime minister was briefed on rising inflation in the country and discussed the effects of a recent hike in petroleum products.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the ministries concerned to take measures to make the prices of essential items stable. He also ordered ministers to make sure implementation on price control committees.

Sources privy to the development said the PM Imran-led meeting also decided to reduce taxes on essential commodities in order to control inflation. The premier also asked federal ministers to keep an eye on the artificial inflation in their constituencies.

“Strict action should be taken against the perpetrators involved in the artificial inflation,” he said while issuing directives to ministers.

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