Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday chaired a meeting to review the prices and availability of flour, sugar and other daily use items.
The meeting was briefed in detail about the price control mechanism. The Chief Minister directed to make price control mechanism more effective and said that inflation is an important issue which demands special attention.
Usman Buzdar further directed to ensure the smooth supply of all commodities in Ramzaan bazaars as well as in markets.
He directed the administration to take every possible step to ensure the availability of sugar at a fixed price. No one would be allowed to exploit the common man, he asserted.
Usman Buzdar said that there were some problems in the supply but now the situation is getting better. He said that commodities should be made available to the common man at a fixed price.
SACM Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to CM, Secretary Food, Secretary Industries, Cane Commissioner, DG Industries and other concerned officers were also present on this occasion.
In another meeting Usman Buzdar reviewed the progress on different projects of the Public Health Engineering Department at CM’s Office.
The Chief Minister expressed his indignation and dissatisfaction over the quality, standard, and delay in the development projects.
Usman Buzdar has taken the notice of embezzlement in the Street-lights project in Taunsa and directed to hold an inquiry and sought a report within 10 days. He also directed to arrest of the concerned contractor involved in this scam.
He further directed to restore the water supply scheme in Fort Monroe on an emergent basis and said that underground tanks should be constructed in remote areas to store water.
He further directed to take all possible steps for water supply in Koh-e-Sulaiman and other hilly areas besides timely completion of street lights, tuff tiles, water supply and other projects in Taunsa.
Usman Buzdar said that he will personally monitor the development projects of the backward areas and those who involved in irregularities should get ready to face legal action.
Principal Secretary to CM, Secretary Housing, Secretary Industries, Secretary School Education, Secretary Public Health Engineering Southern Punjab, DG Koh-e-Sulaiman Development Authority were also present on this occasion.
While Commissioner, DCO, Political Agent and other officers from Multan and DG Khan participated in the meeting through video link.