Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has expressed strong concern over the increase in prices of some essential items and vegetables and added that profiteers are culprits of the law as well as the society. Now, no action would be made on paper; action will have to be taken against illegal profiteers and price-control magistrates will have to take practical steps against hoarders and illegal profiteers through field inspections.
We have to give relief to the people by overcoming the price-hike and price-control committees will have to actively perform their role as well, he added. The chief minister directed the cabinet committee on price-control to take strict legal action against the creators of artificial price-hike. Legal action should be initiated against them in every big and small city and the foolproof mechanism will be adopted for the eradication of price-hike on a permanent basis.
The chief minister directed to take effective action against profiteers and added that people cannot be left at their mercy. Price-hike is the issue of common man and report should be submitted to the CM Office by solving it at every cost. He reiterated that the government will go to every extent to protect public rights as well as to provide relief to them. He said that Punjab government has introduced toll-free number for lodging complaints of the consumers and the citizens can lodge a complaint against those selling items at higher prices at 08000234 and action will be initiated against shopkeepers on consumers’ complaints about selling items at exorbitant rates, he added.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over an important meeting at Arfa Software Technology Park on Tuesday in which dengue situation; steps taken for eradication of this disease and betterment of treatment facilities was reviewed. The chief minister directed to continue anti-dengue surveillance by line departments and added to give full attention to indoor and outdoor surveillance along with clinical management of hospitals for the treatment of the patients.
There is no room for any leniency in this regard, he warned. The chief minister said that there is no justification of agitation by the young doctors as treatment of patients is their fundamental responsibility and strike is unbecoming of the noble profession of doctors. He directed to solve the matters with mutual understanding adding that patients should face no difficulty in their treatment.
He said that medical facilities will be further improved in major hospitals of the provincial metropolis and every possible step will be taken for this purpose. He said that parking of vehicles on road outside the children’s hospital creates disturbance for patients, their attendants and other visitors. Health minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, secretary SH&ME and others attended the meeting.
Assembly members belonging to different districts called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at CM Office here today. Usman Buzdar while talking on this occasion said that PTI government wants to bring stable and positive change in the lives of people. “We will bring change through our deeds instead of making mere gossips”, he added. “PTI government believes in politics of truth and do not believe in false claims”, he stated.
Those indulging in politics of anarchy will never succeed. Pakistan is presently confronted with internal and external challenges and those elements endeavouring to create unrest during the present time are not sincere with the country and its people, he maintained.
The people of Pakistan will not allow anyone to create instability, he resolved. The whole nation has firm faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has rightly become a spokesperson for Kashmiri people at the international forum, he commended. Usman Buzdar also listened to the problems of Assembly Members relating to their respective constituencies and also issued orders for resolving them.
Those who met with chief minister included Members National Assembly named Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Sardar Riaz Mehmood Khan Mazari, Provincial Minister Mian Khalid Mehmood, Advisor Faisal Jewana, Members Provincial Assembly Sher Akbar Khan, Khurram Ijaz Chatha, Umer Aftab Dhillon, Muhammad Mavia, Abida Bibi, Momina Waheed, Muhammad Mamoon Tarar, Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari, Sadia Sohail, Muhammad Tariq Tarar, Nazir Chohan and others. Chairman P&D Secretaries of C&W, Specialized Health & Medical Education, Primary & Secondary Health, Schools Education, Higher Education, Housing, Local Government and concerned officials were also present on this occasion.