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Punjab Chief Minister presides over meeting to review steps regarding controlling prices of essential items


Lahore, December 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a high-level meeting at his office here on Thursday in which steps regarding controlling the prices of essential items came under discussion. It was decided to activate the district price control committees after their reconstitution. Representatives of civil society as well as public representatives will also be included in these committees. Chief Minister directed that effective measures should be adopted to stabilize the prices of essential items.

He directed to initiate vigorous crackdown against the elements creating artificial price-hike and a report should be submitted to the Chief Minister’s Office after taking action against hoarders and profiteers. Chief Minister said that he will go to every extent to provide relief to the masses adding that increase in the prices of essential items will not be tolerated at any cost. The persons responsible for price-hike will be taken to task, he added.

Usman Buzdar 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. The line departments should also actively perform to control the prices. I belong to the people of the province and they will not be left at the mercy of profiteers, the Chief Minister added.

He said that rate lists should be prominently displayed in shops and indiscriminate action should be initiated against the elements engaged in looting the masses in the name of artificial price-hike. Finance Minister, ACS (Home), Secretaries of Food, Industry, Livestock and Agriculture Departments, spokesman to CM, Commissioner Lahore Division and high ranking officers attended the meeting while Divisional Commissioners and RPOs participated through video link.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2