Buzdar stresses price control mechanism

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Chief Minister approves setting up of Thal University in Bhakar

Amraiz Khan

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that the government would go to every extent to fully implement price-control mechanism as a policy of zero-tolerance is being pursued by the government. The deputy commissioner concerned will be held responsible, in case of any complaint about price-hike in the district, he added.
He allowed the farmers to directly sell their products in 32-model bazaars. In a statement, the chief minister said that the Punjab government would provide free of cost stalls to the farmers for selling their produce. He also directed to expand the scope of agri. fair-price shops adding that consumers’ rights will be fully protected.
He ordered to continue indiscriminate crackdown against the elements responsible for artificial price-high and added that action should also be initiated against the hoarders. The administration should come into the field to control the prices as public relief cannot be ensured while sitting in the offices, he added. The price-control magistrate should daily check the prices of essential items as artificial increase cannot be tolerated and the price-control committees will have to perform efficiently, concluded the chief minister.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has given in-principle approval of setting up of Thal University Bhakar and summary of HED department has been approved in this regard. The chief minister hoped that this facility will provide an opportunity to the local students to get higher education at their doorsteps. The sub-campus of the University of Sargodha in Bhakar spreads over an area of 108 Kanal will be transformed to the city campus of the University of Thal.
The Thal University will be established on an area of 200-300 acres of land and DC Bhakar has been directed by the Chief Minister to early identify the suitable land for the university. The chief minister has also directed to immediately prepare the draft for the establishment of Thal University adding that the PTI government has decided to set up eight universities and five institutes in the province within one year as the government is empowering the youth through higher education.