LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered a crackdown on profiteers and said it is responsibility of the administration to ensure availability of essential commodities at the officially notified rates.

He said that effective measures should be taken under the price control mechanism as people could not be left at the mercy of the mafia. “In order to provide relief to people, we have to work hard and legal action should be taken against profiteers,” he said.

Buzdar directed the provincial administration to ensure effective monitoring of prices of essential commodities in the open market. Passing instructions in this regard to price control committees and the administration on Sunday, the chief minister said there should be regular monitoring of prices not only at Ramazan bazaars but also in the open market.

Buzdar orders crackdown on profiteers

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