Businessmen can import onion, tomatoes from Iran, Afghanistan to stabilize prices: Planning Minister


Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says government has allowed the businessmen to import onion and tomatoes from Iran and Afghanistan to stabilize hiking prices after flood and rains in the country.

Addressing a news conference along with Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Finance and Revenue Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, in Islamabad today, he said Pakistan is facing an unprecedented devastation as a result of flood and rains.

He said a price monitoring mechanism has been reactivated which will be monitored on weekly basis and will take strict legal action against the hoarders.

The Minister said federal government is fully supporting provincial governments to facilitate the flood affected people. He said provincial governments are utilizing all their resources for rehabilitation of affected people.

Source: Radio Pakistan