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President ICCI urges Govt for relief in Ramzan

05 September, 2006

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ISLAMABAD: Abdul Rauf President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to make sure the availability of products of daily consumption for which they should devise a strategy before Ramzan.

Talking to standing committee of ICCI here in Chamber House on Monday, he said in Ramzan Ul Mubarik the demand for products of daily consumption increases many folds and due to shortage, prices are increased in response and business community is accused of the entire.

He further said that due to increased consumption of pulses, rice, onion, tomato, potato, dates, vegetables and masalahjat, the prices are also increased.

The shopkeepers have no leverage to regulate the prices but district Administration is responsible for it, he informed.

He further said that the in every Ramzan, government provides relief to the consumers through Utility Stores but it is matter of concern that only 1% consumers have access to these relief centers which neutralizes the positive aspect of this package.

To curb this situation in coming Ramzan regular supply of products should be made sure to keep the prices under control.

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