Buzdar for zero tolerance over price-hike during Ramadan


Principal Kinnaird College meets Chief Minister

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the administration to take strict measures for ensuring the provision of sugar at fixed rates.

There is an abundant stock of sugar in the province and the declining trend in sugar prices is being witnessed.

A room has been established in CM and CS offices to monitor the supply of sugar and other essential items at fixed prices.

The Chief Minister will personally inspect the availability and prices of sugar and daily use commodities by visiting Ramazan bazaars.

Provincial Ministers and Secretaries will also submit their reports on a daily basis after visiting bazaars.

Usman Buzdar asserted that the government will ensure the sale of sugar in the markets at a fixed price.

He said that the ex-mill price of sugar is Rs 80 per kg whereas the market rate is Rs 85 per kg.

He further stated that sugar will be available at a subsidized rate of Rs 65 per kg in Ramzaan Bazaars.

Under zero-tolerance policy, a crackdown is being successfully carried out against those who are creating artificially price hiking and hoarders of sugar.

Usman Buzdar vowed that inflation is a challenge but the government is determined to curb it at any cost and no one will be allowed to exploit the poor man.

He said that increase in the prices of sugar, flour and other commodities will not be tolerated.

He further stated that all out measures will be taken to prevent the poor from the effects of inflation adding that initiatives taken by the government to eradicate price hiking are yielding desirable results.

The government will continue to take concrete steps for protecting the common man from price hiking.

The Chief Minister announced that Ramazan bazaars will be started in Punjab from today.

Daily use items and commodities will be sold at 3-year-old prices in these Ramazan bazaars.

Dr. Rukhsana David Principal Kinnaird College for Women called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM’s Office on Saturday and discussed matters related for the promotion of education.

Various recommendations and suggestions for improving the quality of education came under discussion during the meeting.

The Chief Minister said that Kinnaird College is a part of the educational history of the province.

He said that the Punjab government is making all out efforts for the promotion of education in the province as upgradation of the educational institution is among its top priorities.

The promise of setting up a university at every district will be fulfilled. He said that the initial process for setting up of 12 universities in Punjab has been completed.

He said that schools and colleges have been upgraded throughout the province. More than 27,000 schools are being upgraded.

He also paid tribute to the teachers of Kinnaird College for imparting quality education to the women.


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