CM Buzdar orders strict steps to ensure sugar sale at fixed rates

Lahore

LAHORE:Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Saturday directed the administration to take strict measure to ensure the provision of sugar at fixed rates.

There is an abundant stock of sugar in the province and the declining trend in sugar prices is being witnessed. A room has been established in CM and CS offices to monitor the supply of sugar and other essential items at fixed prices. The Chief Minister will personally inspect the availability and prices of sugar and daily use commodities by visiting Ramazan bazaars.

Provincial Ministers and Secretaries will also submit their reports on daily basis after visiting bazaars. Usman Buzdar asserted that the government will ensure the sale of sugar in the markets at a fixed price. He said that the ex-mill price of sugar is Rs 80 per kg whereas the market rate is Rs 85 per kg. He further stated that sugar will be available at a subsidized rate of Rs 65 per kg in Ramzan Bazaars.

Under zero-tolerance policy, a crackdown is being successfully carried out against those who are creating artificially price hiking and hoarders of sugar. Buzdar vowed that inflation is a challenge but the government is determined to curb it at any cost and no one will be allowed to exploit the poor man. He said that increase in the prices of sugar, flour and other commodities will not be tolerated.

He further stated that all out measures will be taken to prevent the poor from the effects of inflation adding that initiatives taken by the government to eradicate price hiking are yielding desirable results. The government will continue to take concrete steps for protecting the common man from price hiking. The Chief Minister announced that Ramazan bazaars will be started in Punjab from today. Daily use items and commodities will be sold at 3-year-old prices in these Ramazan bazaars.

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