10kg flour bags being supplied at Rs490

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Deputy Commissioner Maisam Abbas said on Sunday that 10 kg flour bag for Rs 490 were being supplied in abundance at 294 grocery shops in 23 critical market in the district. He said that special price magistrates in these markets have been directed to ensure the availability of flour and take action against hoarders on the spot.

He expressed these views to the Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs) Rana Arif Harnah, Rana Muhammad Afzal, Arshad Warraich, Naveed Ashraf and former Mayor Touheed Akhtar during the meeting of District Price Control Committee here at DC Office. Deputy Commissioner Maisam Abbbas said that price magistrates had been directed to take action against profiteers, hoarders and adulterators.

He said that it was the responsibility of price control magistrates to ensure the supply of essential commodities at fixed rates by the government. He said that in the last five months, 50 shopkeepers in Sialkot district were sent to jail for illegal profiteering and hoarding while 26 shops and stores were sealed.