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Tandoor Owners Defy Naan Price Regulation

Tandoor Owners Defy Naan Price Regulation

It’s disheartening to see the defiance of tandoor owners in Taxila and Wah regarding the government’s directives to sell naan at the mandated price of Rs. 20. Despite clear instructions and enforcement responsibilities given to local authorities, the Naanbai Association persists in charging higher rates, disregarding the official price list.

Residents rightfully express their disappointment over this lack of adherence to the government’s directives, especially considering that roti prices remain unchanged despite the mandated reduction. The absence of official price list displays at tandoors further exacerbates the issue, making it difficult for consumers to make informed choices.

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The Vice President of the Naanbai Association cited the absence of subsidies on gas and electricity for tandoors using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a reason for their inability to comply with the mandated prices. While this may be a valid concern, it’s crucial for all stakeholders to work together to find solutions that ensure fair pricing for consumers while also addressing the operational challenges faced by tandoor owners.

Assistant Commissioner Salman Akbar Warraich’s assurance of strict action against violators is a step in the right direction. The imposition of fines and even jail time for repeated violations sends a strong message that non-compliance will not be tolerated. It’s imperative for price magistrates to fulfill their duties diligently to ensure that tandoor owners adhere to the new price regulations.

Ultimately, achieving compliance with government-mandated prices requires collaboration between authorities, tandoor owners, and other stakeholders. By addressing concerns and enforcing regulations consistently, the goal of fair pricing for essential food items like naan and roti can be achieved for the benefit of all consumers.