Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar asked Rawalpindi Commissioner Saqib Zafar and Deputy Commissioner Ali Randhawa to bring down the roti
, naan and sugar prices in the open market.
The association demanded Increase the price of Patiri Roti
(brown flour) from Rs7 to Rs9 , Khameri Roti
(white flour) from Rs10 to Rs.12, Til Wala Nan (with linseed) from Rs.12 to Rs14 and Paratha and Roghni Naan from Rs.25 to Rs.27.
Mian Aslam Iqbal said that sale of roti
and naan on previous rates would be ensured, adding that self-price hiking of roti
and naan would not be tolerated.
However, he said that thousands of nanbais (bread makers) have also reduced the weight of roti
and naan which warrant a strict action.
As often has been seen in our country that the prices of essential items that go up once never comes down due to high handedness of profiteers , heavy responsibility now rests with the provincial governments and other relevant authorities to ensure the roti
is sold at old rates.
The government should bar district administration from increasing the roti
price in an arbitrary manner, strikes by nanbais should be discouraged as it will encourage other sectors to pressurize government for the unjustified price hike, he demanded.
The decision was taken on a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Energy to revise gas prices for roti
The ECC meeting also called for effective price control by provincial governments and urged the relevant authorities to ensure the sale of roti
at its old price.
The ECC meeting also called for effective price control by provincial governments and relevant authorities to ensure the sale of roti
at its old price and decided to review the decision after three months in case the tandoor owners failed to pass the benefit of reduced gas prices to the common man.
is being sold for Rs15 against its previous rate of Rs10, while the price of naan has jumped to Rs20 from Rs15.
Another form of roti
is the Godamba roti
made from wheat flour.
The idea of launching a roti
bank came after we saw videos of such banks in Bihar and Punjab."