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Weak Enforcement of Official Prices Sees Increase in Rates of Essential Commodities

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2020: Wheat, rice, pulses, and sugar remained the most unregulated commodities in several parts of the country as markets in over...

Vegetables, Pulses and Meat Sold Above Official Prices in More Than Half of Districts

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2020: Vegetables, pulses, and meat remained the most unregulated commodities in most parts of the country as markets in more than...

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...

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...

Over Two-Third Markets Sell Meat and Pulses Higher Than Official Prices

ISLAMABAD, July 22, 2020: Over two-thirds of Pakistan’s markets sold the key protein sources—meat (beef and mutton) and pulses—at higher prices than the officially notified rates, says the 12th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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).

National Assembly: 59% Lawmakers Contribute to Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly witnessed participation of 59% lawmakers in the debate on Finance Bill, 2020 during budget session held between June 5 and June 30, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. Read more

Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Wheat and Sugar

ISLAMABAD, July 01, 2020: More than half of the markets in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan sold wheat flour and sugar at higher prices than those officially notified as people struggled to access the official price lists of everyday commodities in a majority of the markets in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh.

Lax Enforcement Prompts Increase in Prices of Flour, Chicken, and Meat

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2020: As the financial year 2019-2020 headed for a close, market prices of essential commodities, including wheat flour, chicken, and meat...

Consumers Hit Hard by Official Indifference to Soaring Prices

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2020: A weak monitoring system and lax attitude towards irregular pricing hit the consumers hard as the authorities did not regulate...

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