CM Punjab Directs to Launch Indiscriminate Crackdown against Profiteers and Hoarders


Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed that every administrative step must be taken to bring stability in the prices of essential items including flour and sugar. He directed that stern legal action should be initiated against those involved in hiking the prices of essential commodities on their own. Usman Buzdar directed that indiscriminate action should be launched against the profiteers and hoarders. He emphasized that instead of making mere paperwork, practical action should be undertaken and a report be submitted to the CM Office. CM directed that administrative officers and price control magistrates should visit field to monitor the prices and ensure selling of essential edibles according to the fixed rate list issued by the government. He vowed that we would not let the masses remain at the mercy of artificial price-hikers. He directed that cases should be registered against the hoarders according to the law and their stocks should be confiscated. CM asserted that profiteers and hoarders do not deserve any leniency. CM underscored that we would have to work in a proactive and in an effective manner in order to provide relief to the masses. He stressed that positive results should be displayed by showing performance and outlined that safeguarding interests of the people of the province is most dear to him. CM warned that no negligence would be tolerated in the implementation of price control mechanism.