Our Correspondent Faisalabad
The district administration of Faisalabad has launched a crackdown against sugar hoarders in the city. According to the assistant commissioner, the sugar mafia stores sugar in mills and warehouses in villages. An operation has begun in these areas.
On Tuesday, the administration seized 300 sacks of sugar from a village in the outskirts of Faisalabad.
“The sacks were hidden in a secret warehouse located inside a house,” the AC said. This sugar is hoarded and then sold in black for higher rates than the market price, he added.
A crackdown against sugar hoarders and those selling the essential item for high prices has been launched across Punjab.
Earlier this week, the government instructed district administrations to launch an operation in departmental stores and malls. All shopkeepers selling sugar for high rates will be sent to jail.
The District administration Muzaffargarh recovered 8000 bags of wheat, illegally stored in a flour mill at Chowk Sarwar Shaheed.
According to official sources, officials of Food Department raided at Al-Noor Flour Mills and recovered 8000 wheat bags. The wheat bags were stored illegally as wheat storage was against the government’s policy.
The officials shifted the recovered bags at Mirpur Bhagal Food Centre. Similarly, action under hoarding act is also being taken against the owner of the mill.
The Wazirabad Assistant Commissioner Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle wheat and seized 16 trucks loaded with thousands of sacks, and shifted the seized commodity to the government warehouses.