ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APS): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday conducted surprise visits to Aabpara and G-10 Markaz markets of the Federal Capital to personally inquire into the prices of
daily used edible items.
The Prime Minister, on the occasion, mixed freely with the consumers and inquired into the prices of daily used items, including vegetables and fruits. The people present there highly appreciated his visits.
They also lauded the government’s decision of bringing down petroleum product prices.
Addressing a gathering of people, the Prime Minister said he had come there to look into the impacts of government’s public-friendly measures like a sharp cut in petroleum prices.
He said Pakistan, no doubt, was confronted with serious issues like gas and power shortage but he was resolved to overcome all the issues in the shortest possible period. Both the issues, he
added,would be addressed during the present government’s tenure. He said the gas shortage issue would end within next two years.The Prime Minister assured the people that the government was
also taking steps to overcome other issues like unemployment.He asked the people to pray for their success and pronounced that soon Pakistan would be on the path of progress and prosperity.
The Prime Minister was apprised by an old woman that the prices of vegetables had come down significantly. A shopkeeper said potatoes were being sold at Rs 30 per kilogram against Rs 80 some two months back. Likewise, onion price now stood at Rs 30, tomato Rs 70, carrot Rs 30 and cauliflower at Rs 25. A number of shopkeepers at Aabpara and G-10 markets to the Prime Minister’s queries, replied that the cut in petroleum prices in the last six months had brought substantial relief to the consumers with
respect of prices of daily used vegetables and fruits.The Prime Minister also listened to the issues of Aabpara shopkeepers and assured that Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, PML-N legislator accompanying him, would address their concerns. During his visit to G-10 Markaz, the Prime Minister also heard a government employee’s concerns regarding transport fares. Two kids also approached the Prime Minister and shook hands whereas a push cart owner selling peanuts also expressed his
satisfaction over the decline of prices in daily used items. On the occasion, the people raised slogans of ‘Nawaz Sharif Zindabad.”