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Everything else is cheap in Pakistan except tea: Fawad Ch

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Fawad Ch said prices of all essential food items are low in Pakistan except tea as

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday while once again claiming that Pakistan are the cheapest among other South Asian countries and only the price of tea is higher in the country, while the prices of other commodities in the country were lower.

Addressing a press briefing after federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said that the Ministry of Science and Technology is ready to provide electronic voting machines to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

He said all political parties should play their positive role on the issue of electronic voting.

The minister said the Election Commission of Pakistan should issue tenders for the Electronic Voting Machines.

He said prices of all essential food items are low in Pakistan except tea as compared to other countries of the region.

“One of the main proposals of the comprehensive report being released on Tuesday has called for deregulating the sugar sector. It also suggests ending the government’s role in price fixation and subsidy [on the sweetener], and [said] only the crushing season would be enforced by the government,” he said.

The minister said it was very unfortunate that Pakistan was facing imported inflation.

Fawad said in comparison with the other regional counties Pakistan was the cheapest one.

He said except tea, all essential commodities in Pakistan were available at cheaper rates than India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

He said introduction of health and ration card initiatives would also help bring down inflation as the people would be able to spend the saved money on other items.