Buzdar directs to establish anti-land grabbing cells at district level

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Price magistrates should visit bazaars to provide relief to masses
Amraiz Khan

On the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Anti-Land Grabbing Cells have been set up in all districts of the province in order to ensure promptly redressal of citizens complaints. The cells would be headed by grade-18 officers who shall be responsible to get the complaint against illegal occupation of land verified immediately and take lawful cognizance of the complaint. All actions shall be carried out by the Cell promptly to ensure redressal of complaint.
According to the spokesman to the Punjab government, all administrative departments, autonomous bodies, development authorities and police department shall provide complete support to the district Anti-Land Grabbing Cell so that effective action could be taken against Qabza Mafia and grievances of the citizens could be addressed promptly. The spokesman said that all divisional commissioners shall submit a consolidated monthly report of the districts on the prescribed format in the office of Director Complaints, Chief Minister’s Office Lahore.
The spokesman further said that in order to oversee and monitor the district-based cells, a provincial Anti-Land Grabbing Cells has been established in the Chief Minister’s Office. Director Complaints CM Office would be a focal person of the cell.
Giving orders to take practical measures to control price hike, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that administration and concerning departments should make field visits and work effectively to provide relief to the people. No paperwork is acceptable, make practical efforts to provide relief to the people. He said concerning departments should wake up from slumber and deliver as per situation requires.
Price control magistrates should visit markets and bazaars to check prices instead of sitting in offices. He said effective and active role is needed to control price hike and provide relief to the people. He said crackdown should be launched against those who have created artificial price hike and indiscriminate action should be taken against hoarders. Immediate steps should be taken to ensure consistency in prices.
He said artificial hike will not be tolerated in the prices of vegetables, fruits and pulses. The deputy commissioners should keep a close eye on prices in their areas and supervise operation against price hike.
Prices of essentials food items and their quality should be strictly monitored. He said the people cannot be left at the mercy of hoarders and those involved in price hike.
The chief minister issued instructions to the Cabinet Committee on Price Control in this regard.

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