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ICCI calls for reactivating price control committees in markets to control inflation

Islamabad:     The Holy Month of Ramadan is around the corner and ICT administration should reactivate price control committees in markets to keep the prices at reasonable level and control inflation.
This was said by Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He emphasized that the constitution of Islamabad Market Committee should be revised and ICCI should be given representation in it so that joint efforts could be made to keep prices from further hike.
Ahmed Hassan Moughal said that ICT administration often imposes heavy fines on shopkeepers to control prices, but this is not a sustainable solution. He said one of the main reasons of price hike isshortage of goods in markets due to supply chain issues. He urged that administration should take measures to ensure smooth supply of goods from production points to markets as timely supply of goods in markets would help in reducing unnecessary price hike.
ICCI President said that inflation rate in Pakistan was 3.68 percent in April 2018 that has gone up to 9.41 percent by February 2019, which shows that people aresuffering from high inflation. He stressed that government should take urgent remedial measures to bring down inflation. He said that rising inflation always results into reduced purchasing power of people that causes low purchasing and further slump in business activities. Therefore, controlling inflation is very important for smooth growth of business activities.

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