Traders Ignore Official Prices as Enforcement Remains Weak

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: Sugar, rice, and wheat remained the most unregulated commodities in most parts of the country as markets in more than half of the districts disregarded these items’ officially notified prices. These observations form part of the 20th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This monitor comprises…

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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 half of the districts disregarded the officially notified prices of these items. These observations form part of the 19th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).…

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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 enforcement of official prices of other essential commodities such as sugar, vegetables, pulses, and meat remained lax. These observations form part of the 16th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free…

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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 regions, and other essential commodities such as wheat, sugar, and dairy in about one-third of the areas last week. These findings form part of the 15th Weekly Price Monitor issued by…

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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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