Mag­is­trates to keep check on es­sen­tials prices: min­is­ter

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

PESHAWAR: The pro­vin­cial assem­bly of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa was told that the govern­ment is go­ing for the re­vival of the mag­is­tracy sys­tem for keep­ing strict check on the prices of the es­sen­tials in the prov­ince. This was stated by Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion, Mian Iftikhar Hus­sein while speak­ing in re­sponse to an ad­journ­ment mo­tion on the price hike in the Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.

The ad­journ­ment mo­tion was moved by Ma­lik Mo­ham­mad Qasim Khat­tak of the JUI-F. Mov­ing his ad­journ­ment mo­tion, he said that the pre­vail­ing flood of the price hike and grow­ing prices of the es­sen­tials ev­ery­day had made the lives of the com­mon men mis­er­able. The peo­ple, he said are very dis­turbed and concerned over the is­sue.

The pro­vin­cial min­is­ter said that un­der the de­vo­lu­tion plan mag­is­tracy sys­tem was abol­ished and in the pre­vail­ing sit­u­a­tion, the dis­tricts have no mech­a­nism for keep­ing check on the prices of the es­sen­tials.

He said that the op­po­si­tion should have given their pro­pos­als and sug­ges­tions for the ar­rest­ing of the price hike. He said that the leg­is­la­tors, who had raised the mat­ter in the pro­vin­cial assem­bly, should have taken it up in the proper fo­rum of the Na­tional Assem­bly through their lead­er­ship.

Mian Iftikhar said that they are fully of the aware of the prob­lem of the price hike as they them­selves are from mid­dle class and use to go mar­kets for the pur­chase of veg­eta­bles and other es­sen­tial food items. He said that the prob­lem is faced by the coun­try since the very in­cep­tion and with the pas­sage of the time it was fur­ther de­te­ri­o­rated. "We are speak­ing with hon­esty that they would have taken ef­fec­tive mea­sures for its ar­rest, if they would not have faced the grave is­sue of ter­ror­ism," added the min­is­ter. He said that the suc­cess­ful run­ning of busi­nesses re­quires peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment and the govern­ment he said is bat­tling the men­ace of the ter­ror­ism for the achieve­ment of that ob­jec­tive. Dis­pelling the im­pres­sion of the ex­trav­a­gant ex­penses, he said that they are liv­ing their rou­tine life and no in­crease has been made in the ex­pen­di­ture of pro­vin­cial govern­ment. -App

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