Lahore, April 12, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to ensure the provision of sugar at a fixed rate in the whole of the province and further directed to take necessary steps in this regard. While presiding over a meeting to review the situation of sugar stocks, rate and availability in the markets, the CM directed the ministers to monitor the sugar situation while visiting divisional headquarters and districts adding that legal action be initiated for the provision of sugar from sugar mills on a fixed rate. The stocks of those, failing to sell sugar at the fixed rate, will be taken into custody for auction, he added and further directed to expedite action against those selling sugar at an exorbitant rate.
The CM made it clear that the government wants to give relief to the poor strata and added that registration of FIRs, arrests and fines be imposed on illegal profiteers. In line with the vision of PM Imran Khan, every step will be taken along with overcoming the menace of price-hike and subsidized sugar, as well as other food items, will be provided in the holy month of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak, he said.
Meanwhile, the Ramzan bazaars will be started from Sha’ban 25th in the province, the CM concluded. Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, Minister Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal and others attended the meeting while the chief secretary presented a report about sugar stocks and allied matters.
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