CM Directs Action Against Profiteers, Hoarders

CM directs action against profiteers, hoarders

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday directed to take effective measures for maintaining stability in the prices of daily use items.

The concerned institutions should play their role in this regard, he added. He said that increase in the prices of daily use items including flour would not be tolerated. Indiscriminate action should be taken against profiteers and hoarders, he added.

He was addressing a meeting of Provincial Cabinet Committee on price Control at Civil Secretariat through video link. The meeting reviewed in detail the measures regarding prices of essential items and their stability in the province.

Shehbaz Sharif said interest of the people was very dear to him, adding, "Provision of daily use commodities at fixed rate to the people is our responsibility." He said people could not be left on the mercy of profiteers.

The Chief Minister directed that indiscriminate action should be taken against profiteers and hoarders before Eid-ul-Azha and Food and Industries departments should play their active role for stabilizing the prices of necessary items.

He said Cabinet Committee on Price Control and administration should keep a vigilant eye on prices of essential items and all divisional commissioners and DCOs should take effective steps in their districts in this regard.

He directed to evolve a comprehensive strategy for the release of wheat. Acting Secretary Food gave a detailed briefing regarding wheat and food while Secretary Industries briefed the meeting regarding prices and stock of wheat and other essential items.

Provincial Minister Rana Sanaullah, Dr. Farukh Javed, Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary and secretaries of concerned departments besides senior officials participated in the meeting from Civil Secretariat through video link. APP/mnb/zqr/ati � 22:20/22:22/22:22