LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Sunday ordered a province-wide crackdown against hoarders and profiteers.
According to a statement issued from his office, Sardar Usman Buzdar directed the cabinet’s sub-committee on price control to take indiscriminate action against the profiteers.
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.
The chief minister said that deputy commissioners should keep check on prices and quality of basic commodities in their respective districts and monitor steps to control prices.
He said that prices and quality of commodities in Sunday bazaars should also be checked regularly and added that profiteers and hoarders should not be spared.
Usman Buzdar directed the officials concerned to be in the field and perform duties diligently to provide relief to the masses.
He said that people would not be left at the mercy of profiteers and added that it was his foremost priority to protect people’s interest.