Officials must remain vigilant as prices for flour and baked goods are revised


On Friday, Karachi Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal Memon held a meeting in his office to determine prices for naan, chapatti and baked goods.

The deputy commissioners and the office of supplies and prices submitted their recommendations to the commissioner for fixing the prices of bakery products, lentils, rice, fine flour and other necessities.

After deliberation on the recommendations, the naan, chapatti and bakery associations will submit their recommendations to the commissioner. The Procurement and Pricing Office, according to the press release issued by the commissioner’s office, submitted its proposals at Friday’s meeting.

Proposals have also been made to fix prices for baked goods such as samosa, pakora and jalebi. Additional Commissioner II, Deputy Commissioner and officials from the Office of Procurement and Pricing attended the meeting.

The recommendations presented by the Office of Procurement and Pricing and the Deputy Commissioners have been drafted in accordance with market research and taking into account profit and expense. Next week, according to the press release, the commissioner would hold a meeting with the naan, bakery and flour associations to finally set the prices for these items.

Memon said their goal was to relieve the public. He directed the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that their Deputy Commissioners were vigilant in the markets to enforce the rates set by his office. Last week, the commissioner’s office set the prices for live chicken and poultry meat at Rs235 per kilo and Rs365 per kilo respectively. The price of mutton was set at Rs 1,220 per kg.

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