The district administration finally came to the rescue of profiteers-haunted LGP consumers as special price control magistrates have been appointed to check illegal hike in LPG prices. The traders involved in illegal refilling of gas cylinders and selling it at higher than the control rate fixed by the government will be booked under Terrorism Act.

It may not be out of place to mention here that the LPG is being sold at over Rs200 per kg in Multan because of prevailing gas crisis.

Meanwhile, chairing a meeting held here on Monday, the District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal directed the Civil Defence officials to carry out surprise visits of gas agencies and take action against those fleecing the citizens. He disclosed that efforts were underway to get increased Multan’s gas quota in view of surge in gas demand because of colds. He claimed that the low pressure issue would be addressed within a few days.

The DCO directed the administrators of towns to continue operation against encroachments and clear entire city of this menace. He lamented that some elements created hurdles in way of progress of Multan as they filed fake cases in the courts whenever public welfare projects were launched. He disclosed that a special legal office had been set up at DCO office to pursue such cases.

Shujabad to be declared model Tehsil

Meanwhile, the DCO inaugurated a new park in Shujabad on Monday. The park has facilities like gymnasium, swings and beautiful vast lawns and it will offer recreational opportunities to the citizens. Speaking on this occasion, the DCO declared that a joy land would be established in the park on pattern of Lahore. He added that the government was going to launch Model projects in Shujabad after declaring it a Model Tehsil. “These projects include upgradation of Government Girls Degree College, construction of Trauma Centre and installation of water purification plants,” he added.

He disclosed that a survey was underway in Shujabad to locate the reasons for high incidence of hepatitis in Shujabad. “Once the survey is done, concrete steps will be taken to uproot this disease from this tehsil,” he declared.

He further announced that the historic Muzaffar Mehl would be restored and all tehsil offices would be shifted from here.