Lahore : Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed provincial administration for effective monitoring of prices of essential commodities in open market.
While passing instructions in this regard to price control committees and administration, CM said that there should be regular monitoring of prices not only in Ramdan bazaar but in open market as well to ensure availability of essential commodities at Govt notified rates.
He directed to opt effective measurements in order to bring sustainability in the rates and officers of concerned departments should focus on field visits for its implementation. He said that along-with quality, availability of items should also be ensured and that undue raise in rates will not be tolerable at any cost.
He also directed to take strict legal action against hoarders and price hikers and said that those involved in unfair profiting should be dealt with strict hands. Administration and concerned departments should continue operation against those elements without any discrimination. He said that it is the responsibility of administration to ensure availability of essential commodities at Govt. notified rates and also directed to start crackdown against the responsible of artificial inflators.
He said that effective measurements to be taken under price control mechanism as we can’t leave people unattended in the hand of this Maafia. In order to provide people with actual relief, we have to work hard and legal action should be taken against profiteers, he said.