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Missing Price Lists and Increased Commodities’ Rates; Two-Third of the Markets Continue to Ignore Official Prices

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2020: Lack of pricelist enforcement was evident in both the absence of the official list and overpricing trends observed in market...

Wheat Flour Price Enforcement Improves, Other Commodities Ignored

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2020: Although more traders sold wheat at officially notified prices this week (76 percent) compared to the previous one (70 percent), the...

Price Lists Unavailable as Lax Enforcement Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2020: Traders disregarded the official prices of pulses in around two-thirds of the surveyed districts, meat in more than half of the...

Weak Enforcement of Everyday Commodities’ Official Prices in 50 Percent of Districts

ISLAMABAD, August 05, 2020: More than half of the districts lacked enforcement of the officially notified prices of several essential commodities, including sugar, meat, vegetables,...

Disregard for Official Prices Continues Unabated Before Eid

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, traders fleeced customers shopping for everyday commodities in most parts of the country in complete disregard...

Arbitrary Enforcement of Official Prices Leads to Varying Inflation Patterns

ISLAMABAD, July 15, 2020: A varying price trend of essential groceries across the four provinces indicated the arbitrary enforcement of the officially notified rates by the district administrations, says the 11th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Availability and Enforcement of Official Prices Worsen

ISLAMABAD, July 8, 2020: Growing unavailability of official price lists of everyday commodities in most parts of the country and continual lax enforcement of available approved rates showed the indifference of the authorities to market regulations, says the 10th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

37 Percent Increase in Chicken Market Prices Recorded over Past Five Weeks

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2020: The prices of essential commodities including wheat flour, chicken, and meat remained increasingly unstable in various parts of the country...

Enforcement of Official Prices Worsens Post Ramzan

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2020: The enforcement of the official rates of essential commodities has suffered a blow post Ramzan, hinting at relaxed market monitoring...

Women Workers Face Termination, Occupational Safety Issues During Lockdown: FAFEN Survey

ISLAMABAD, May 1, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the federal and provincial governments to take immediate actions to ensure that employers do not terminate or suspend the employment of workers, particularly women during the ongoing lockdown in the wake of COVID-19.

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