Cabinet orders reversal of roti, naan price

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting on gas tariff for tandoors and prices of roti and naan, expressing displeasure over the increase in their rates.

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He directed reverting the prices of roti and naan at the previous level. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan took strict notice of the increase in the price of bread and directed raising the issue in the ECC meeting.
The cabinet appreciated the chief justice of Pakistan’s efforts towards clearing the backlog of cases in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and desired that it would be replicated in the lower judiciary (district level) as well.
She said the cabinet also appreciated the chief justice for establishing Model Courts. She said the cabinet gave approval for the establishment of the National Road Safety to reduce accidents and improve travelling on highways and motorways.
She said the cabinet approved separation of Services and Regulation Departments in the Civil Aviation Authority and decided to improve facilities at airports.
The cabinet decided to take immediate measures for the people affected by recent heavy rains in Karachi and Hyderabad, expressing concern over the losses and difficulties being faced by public.
Awan said the cabinet expressed commitment to continue efforts to widen the tax net while appreciating the measures taken by the Federal Board of Revenue in this regard and increasing the number of tax filers.

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