The government of Pakistan will import tomatoes and onions from Iran due to the high prices from the local market.
An official from the Ministry of National Food Security reported this and that the federal government has given a green signal in this regard.
The import of tomatoes and onions from Iran have been permitted for one month, with the aim of reducing prices. The official also told that the permits have been issued so that importers can import as many onions and tomatoes as they want for a month.
PM Imran Khan on Saturday announced that his government will take action against the rising food prices from his week.
Earlier on Tuesday, the PM instructed the concerned authorities to take all possible administrative steps to bring down the prices of basic commodities and approved the proposed administrative measures to control their rising prices in the country.
It’s reported that the government is aware that the price hike is a serious issue that has adversely affected low and middle-income groups. And to tackle this, the government intends to take any doable action necessary.
It’s necessary to mention that the government banned the import of tomatoes and potatoes from Iran a month ago which resulted adversely.