Following Punjab government, Karachi city administration has also launched an official app to monitor prices for daily commodities.
The new portal will allow people to look up the official daily prices of household commodities including fruit, meat, vegetables, poultry, and grocery before buying them.
The application is called ‘Karachi Price List’ and is available on Google’s Play Store and available for download; it supports Urdu and Sindhi languages along with English.
While briefing about the application, Commissioner of Karachi, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, told media that the app also enables citizens to lodge their complaints against price hikes through the app. He said that the city administration is vigilantly controlling prices across the city.
“All deputy commissioners have been asked to make effective measures to properly introduce the application among the masses so that citizens could benefit from it,” he added.
The commissioner said that the city administration officers were also asked to ensure that the price lists were displayed in shops and other outlets.
Besides, the commissioner has also directed the administrative officers to display the price lists in shops and other outlets. He assured that they will take immediate action on complaints lodged through the KPL application.
While informing that the prices of household items will be updated on daily basis, Iftikhar urged the citizens to check the official prices of daily commodities before buying them.