CM directs administration to monitor goods prices in markets

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LAHORE,(Parliament Times): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the provincial price control committee to ensure effective implementation of the price control mechanism in the province to provide necessary relief to the common man.

In a statement, the CM directed the administration to ensure quality control as well as strict monitoring of prices of essential items in markets. Those creating artificial price-hike do not deserve any leniency and no one will be allowed to make a dacoity on the pockets of the people; the CM declared and further directed the administration to continue their indiscriminate action against hoarders and illegal profiteers. Action should be initiated against those selling items at exorbitant rates; he added and repeated to ensure the availability of daily used items according to fixed rates. The government will go to any extent to maintain effective price control and every step will be taken in this regard, concluded the CM.