Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to stabilize the prices of wheat and flour in the province and made it clear that any unjustified increase will not be tolerated.
He directed the Food Department as well as the administrative officers to ensure regular monitoring and asked the price-control magistrates to take action against those involved in the unjustified increase in flour-price.
Similarly, administrative machinery should ensure availability of wheat and flour at fixed rates. The CM made it clear that prices of wheat and flour will also be monitored by him and he will check the rates by conducting raids when required.
The people cannot be left at the mercy of illegal profiteers, he emphasized. He asserted that an increase in rates is unacceptable after a decrease in petroleum products. The line departments should proactively perform and avoid lip-service.
Public interest is dear to the government and steps for providing relief to the people should be visible at the grassroots, the CM added.