Lahore : The Punjab government has ordered a crackdown against hoarders and profiteers. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has given directions to the cabinet’s Sub-committee on Price Control in this regard and ordered indiscriminate action against them.
He said steps should be taken to control prices of basic food items, adding that artificial hike in the prices of vegetables, fruits and lentils would not be tolerated. He said Deputy Commissioners should keep 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.