CM orders crackdown against elements responsible for artificial price-hike

Those who are looting the people through artificial price-hike do not deserve any leniency.

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to initiate crackdown against the elements responsible for creating artificial price-hike in the province. Effective measures should be adopted for stabilizing the prices of essential items and stern action should be initiated against those responsible for creating artificial price-hike.

While issuing directions to the cabinet sub-committee for price control, the Chief Minister made it clear that artificial increase in the prices of essential items will not be tolerated. Availability of food items, according to their fixed prices, is the responsibility of the administration, he added.

He directed that deputy commissioners should vigilantly monitor the prices of essential items and their prices should also be regularly monitored in Sunday bazaars. Those who are looting the people through artificial price-hike do not deserve any leniency. The administrative officers should go out to the field and proactively perform their duties to provide substantiate relief to the people. The masses cannot be left at the mercy of illegal profiteers, he added.

The Chief Minister also directed to speed up action against illegal profiteers and hoarders and reiterated that public interest is most supreme. The PTI government has a full understanding of public problems and the government is taking every possible step so that the relief could be provided to the people. Every possible step will be taken to provide essential items at fixed prices to the common man, concluded the Chief Minister.

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