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Import of edible oil from Indonesia will help reduce its price: PM Shehbaz

17 Jun, 2022
<p>Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meets Minister for Industries Murtaza Mehmood and Secretary Imdadullah Bosal in Islamabad. Photo courtesy: Radio Pakistan</p>

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meets Minister for Industries Murtaza Mehmood and Secretary Imdadullah Bosal in Islamabad. Photo courtesy: Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday commended the efforts of Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Murtaza Mehmood for making timely arrangements for the import of edible oil from Indonesia.

In a meeting with Minister for Industries Murtaza Mehmood and Secretary Imdadullah Bosal, he said the import would help reduce the prices of edible oil in the country.

The premier said the visit of the Minister of Industry and Productions to Indonesia at his own expense to sort out the import of edible oil was commendable.

On the directive of the prime minister, Mehmood visited Indonesia with the objective to defuse the impending crisis of edible oil import.

The efforts led to the supply of 2.5 million metric tons through 10 ships from Indonesia.

The first consignment of edible oil was dispatched from Indonesia to Pakistan during the visit of the Industries Minister.