The PM has directed officials not to stop good transporters and allowed eateries for truck drivers along with the long routes.
During the meeting, Federal Minister Murad Saeed said that the steps taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan were not highlighted in the right way. The restrictions over goods transports also came under discussion as Federal Minister Faisal Vawda said that directions given by PM Imran Khan were not followed.
At this, PM Khan directed again the authorities concerned that good transporters should not be stopped.
“The drivers of trucks face problems as they do not find any place to stay and eat something to drive on long routes,” the cabinet was told. At this, the cabinet also deliberated on opening of small eateries along with the long routes for the ease and assistance of goods transporters.
“Who is doing that and why?,” the PM asked the members and directed that shortage of flour would not be tolerated. He also directed the provincial governments to maintain prices of the essential commodities.
“No compromise on prices of essential items,” said PM Khan was quoted as saying by the sources.
Faisal Vawda said that the rice exporters were facing the threat of huge loss of wroth $ 2 billion and issuance of an SRO was requested but no action was taken despite the clear orders of the PM.