Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, May 20th, 2019

Control on Prices!

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Control on Prices!

The gradual and unchecked rise in prices of common use has created serious problems to the poor and middle classes of the society. Every passing day witnesses decrease in the income of the working class while prices of commodities rise without any kind of regulation or logic. It seems as if there is not present any government body to regulate or check the prices or if there is present any, it is inactive and not able to carry out its functions properly.
In democratic system of government, there is always present a government body that sets the prices of all the things sold in market and makes sure that the shopkeepers should sell the things on the permitted prices and not more than that. This government body is very essential as it protects the rights of public and not let them be looted or unfairly charged by the shopkeepers or other organs of the marketplace. When this government authority works properly, people are greatly relieved as they are saved from a power that they cannot resist or get into conflict. This fact is especially true for Afghanistan where strong, rich and influential trade community cannot be much regularized by anyone and even the government bodies are at times found to be helpless in controlling them. Such condition can be controlled by the presence of strong laws and an authority to bring behind the bars all those who violate these laws.
Differences and fluctuations in prices of different commodities are very strange and cannot be compared to any country in the world. It is necessary that government body responsible for setting up the prices should establish prices of different commodities in a rational manner because very low prices can drive the shopkeepers into losses. It is also necessary that government body should work incessantly and vigilantly on the shopkeepers and sellers of commodities so that the things should be sold on the permitted prices.
If such steps were not taken, the life of public would get more difficult with every passing day and it would compel them to choose ways that may be either illegal or unethical like bribe acceptance or resorting to the crimes or other social evils.
If government worked on it, it would not only make the present day living easy and comfortable but the generations brought in such comfortable environment would also ensure a safe and secure future of the country.

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