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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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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Punjab Assembly Meets to Discuss Strategy against COVID-19, Addresses 27% Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab met after a gap of around two months to discuss strategy of provincial government against coronavirus and addressed 27 percent of its scheduled business during 21st session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. The session comprising three sittings convened on the requisition…

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FAFEN Urges Govt to Strengthen Price Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms During Lockdown

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2020: Despite no wide-scale shortage of essential commodities reported in the country, sporadic incidents of lax enforcement of officially notified prices, and unavailability of government rate lists compromises the government’s resolve to ensure basic provisions to citizens at affordable rates, says Weekly Market Monitor issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).…

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NA Passes Zainab Alert Bill, Leaves 65% Agenda Unaddressed During 20th Session

124 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings Session Cut Short by a Week due to Concerns over Coronavirus ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The National Assembly passed bill for swift action on child abuse cases and left 65 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during its 20th session that continued between March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020, observes Free…

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