LAHORE: The Punjab government has ordered a province-wide crackdown on hoarders and profiteers.
According to a handout issued here Sunday, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the Cabinet’s sub-committee on Price Control in this regard and ordered indiscriminate action against hoarders and profiteers.
He said that steps should be taken to control prices of basic food items, adding that artificial hike in the prices of edibles, including vegetables and fruits would not be tolerated. He said deputy commissioners should keep the check on prices and quality of basic commodities in their respective districts and monitor steps to control prices. The chief minister said that prices and quality of commodities in Sunday bazaars should also be checked regularly.
He said profiteers and hoarders should not be spared. He said that the administration and departments concerned should be in the field and perform duties diligently to provide relief to the people. He said that profiteers would not be allowed to act freely and people could not be left at their mercy because it is his foremost priority to protect people’s interest.
Qasim Suri calls on Buzdar: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM’s office on Sunday and expressed grief over the sad demise of chief minister’s father Sardar Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar.
Qasim Suri expressed sympathies with the chief minister. He offered Fateha and prayed that may the departed soul rest in peace. Qasim Suri paid tribute to late Sardar Fateh Muhammad Buzdar for his meritorious services for the people of tribal areas. They also discussed matters of mutual interest and steps taken for the welfare of the people.
The CM said the PTI government has taken solid steps for the public welfare in a short period. He said the time of chanting hollow slogans is over, adding the previous governments’ corruption and inefficiency led to the economic downfall. Buzdar said that a programme was being implemented for the prosperity and development of the people.