Tuesday, February 7

Prime Minister directs to take action against elements involved in profiteering

Islamabad, January 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to ensure sufficient availability of essential items on affordable rates and take indiscriminate action against elements involved in profiteering and hoarding. He was chairing a review meeting in Islamabad today (Friday) regarding sugar prices and availability of the sweetener in the country.

The meeting was informed that action has been started against people involved in weighing less than the actual weight of the sugarcane and undue profiteering. In this connection, 79 people have been arrested, while 190 cases have been registered.

The meeting was apprised that a virtual sitting of Commissioners of all divisions and Deputy Commissioners of all the districts is organized on daily basis to monitor sugar prices and availability of the commodity in sufficient quantity. Chief Secretary Punjab briefed the meeting via video link about sugarcane crop, crushing season and available stock of sugar in the province.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
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