Srinagar: Former Cabinet Minister and Apni Party Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir on Tuesday said the frequent unprecedented price rise of essentials is presently giving a tough time to the people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mir said oil and gas prices are skyrocketing which is having a cascading effect on all products as most of them are being transported from one place to others and asked the government to reduce the taxes on petroleum products to give relief to the people.
This was one more nail in the coffin of the common man who is helplessly watching the spiralling price of essential commodities.
The recession caused by Covid, has already left the people to suffer reduction in wages. This has affected the sales of non-essential commodities, and the traders are yet to recover from the lockdown pressure. Besides, the lifestyle of the people belonging to different sections of the society has changed, remarked Mir.
He appealed to the government to take a review of the situation and order for immediate steps to be taken for reducing the prices of oil and gas” read the statement.