Provincial Minister for Industries & Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal presided over an important meeting of Taskforce on Price Control, at CM Office, here on Friday, which reviewed implementation on price control mechanism, monitoring of prices of essential items and performance of price control magistrates.
Provincial Minister for Agriculture Nauman Akhtar Langrial, Secretary Industries & Trade, Commissioner & Deputy Commissioner Lahore and concerned senior officers attended the meeting whereas commissioners and deputy commissioners throughout the province participated in the meeting through video link.
While addressing the meeting, Mian Aslam Iqbal said that government will ensure protection of right of consumers at any cost and will go to the last extent for 100 percent implementation on price control mechanism. Provincial Minister said that Punjab government has chalked out a plan for the provision of vegetables, fruits and daily use items to the consumers through online delivery.
He said that fruits and vegetables will be provided to the consumers through online system in first phase whereas other essentials items will be provided to the consumers at their doorstep in the second phase. He said that this welfare-oriented programme is being started from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan respectively.
Mian Aslam Iqbal said that for the convenience of consumers, Industries & Trade Department has launched Punjab Qaimat-app and prices of essential items is uploaded on daily basis on this app.
Consumers should get benefit by uploading this app. Minister Industries further said that complaints against illegal profiteers should be registered at toll free number 0800-02345. Action will be initiated within two hours. He said that government has adopted zero tolerance policy regarding price control mechanism.