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Dar takes notice of hike in prices of pulses

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has taken notice of hike in prices of pulses and directed the officials concerned to take measures to keep the price at appropriate level.   

He also sought report from Utility Stores Corporation and Statistics Bureau in this regard.

In November last year, Government had announced mini-budget increasing tax on 289 imported items and imposing regulatory duty on 61 products.

In meeting demands of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dar had announced mini-budget, prices of 350 imported items will further be increased. The government announced the budget in the name of imposing duty on luxury goods.

The budget later resulted in increase in the of milk, yoghurt, butter and biscuits.

Prices of imported beverages, chocolate, gravy and ketchup will also be increased.

Meanwhile, outgoing Canadian High Commisisoner to Pakistan Heather Cruden paid a farewell call on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad today.

They discussed bilateral relations between the two countries in diverse fields.

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