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, and pulses during the week before Eid-ul-Azha, says the 14th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This Weekly Price Monitor comprises a market survey of…

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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 of the officially notified prices, says the 13th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The official prices of mutton, beef, and chicken lacked enforcement in…

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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).

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Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Wheat and Sugar

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.

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

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 continued to increase in various parts of the country. FAFEN’s Weekly Price Monitor found that the increase in market prices was not consistent with the officially notified prices, indicating weak monitoring…

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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 the notified prices of essential commodities, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Weekly Price Monitor comprises a market survey conducted on Thursday, June…

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National Assembly’s Budget Session 2020-21: What You Need to Know

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2020: The government is all set to present the budget for the next fiscal year 2020-21 in the National Assembly this afternoon. The Economic Survey (2019-2020) released on Thursday points to the huge toll COVID-19 has taken on the economy’s overall growth in the current fiscal year. Despite narrowing down existing account and trade deficits,

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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 over past five weeks, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Weekly Price Monitor. A comparison in the average prices of six commodities as reported on April 23 and…

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