Sardar Usman Buzdar Punjab Chief Minister directed vigorous crackdown against the profiteers and hoarders across the province to overcome the problem of artificial price hike and to ensure the provision of essential items to people at reasonable price.
CM Usman Buzdar ordered a large scale operation against the elements creating artificial price-hike in the province and added that a report should be submitted to his office after taking action against the profiteers. He chaired the high level meeting in his office to review the overall situation in the province.
According to a statement released from his office, the chief minister decided to activate the district price control committees after their reconstitution. It was decided in the meeting that representatives of civil society as well as public representatives will also be included in these committees.
CM Punjab maintained that persons responsible for price-hike will be taken to task and asked the deputy commissioners to keep a close eye on prices in their respective districts. Performance of every district will be monitored with regard to price-hike and best performers will be rewarded while the ones showing poor performance will be held accountable, he added.
He directed the concerned authorities to keep a vigilant eye on the prices of food and daily use items. Rate lists should be displayed in shops and indiscriminate action should be initiated against the elements engaged in looting the masses in the name of artificial price-hike, he concluded.
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17 November, 2019