Pakistan is a developing state, having rich resources but the governments have badly failed to utilize these resources for the betterment of the common man, and the stake holders have been utilizing these resources to protect their personal interest. This is the reason that the prices of consumer items have been increasing, whereas the purchasing power of the people is decreasing. Producers, traders and shopkeepers set their rates to their liking and there is no governmental check on it. Pakistan economy, thus is facing decline and the monopoly of big fishes which create problems of black marketing and artificial shortage of commodities. When the state intervenes, traders and shopkeepers go on strike. After few days the holy month of Ramazan is coming. I want to divert the attention of the government to the peculiar problem that in the month of Ramazan the prices of daily consumer goods are enhanced. The poor people cannot afford to pay the high prices. The government must therefore intervene effectively to check the rising prices. The solution of this problem is that a new market control system may be formed, to monitor and control the prices and ensure the availability of things in markets. SAIRA PARVEEN, Islamabad, July 19.