CM Naqvi instructs officials for action against price-hike without discrimination

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Directs to complete Samanabad Mor underpass by April 15

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi chaired a meeting at his office on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, IG Police Usman Anwar and CCPO Lahore Bilal Kamiana attended the meeting.

Caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi gave instructions regarding administrative affairs, controlling price hike and crimes in the province. He asked the administration to take action without discrimination to control price-hike and added that the availability of essential commodities should be ensured at fixed rates. He made it clear that the citizens cannot be left at the mercy of profiteers and hoarders under any circumstances.

The caretaker CM further emphasised that every possible step should be taken to protect the life and property of the people. Legal action should be taken without discrimination against the accused involved in serious crimes; he stressed and added that results should be given regarding the improvement in the law and order situation. To control street crimes, the police have to perform their duties in a very active manner, he stated and added that ensuring law and order was a priority of the government. Those involved in crimes against women and children should be dealt with iron hands, he further said.

The chief secretary and IGP gave briefings regarding price control, administrative matters and the law and order situation. Meanwhile, Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has given a deadline to complete the Samanabad Mor underpass project by April 15 and asked the LDA and line departments to devise a plan to work round the clock to complete it before schedule.

All the necessary resources should be used for the speedy completion of the Samanabad Mor underpass, he added. By increasing the number of machinery and laborers, the completion of the project should be ensured ahead of time and the speed of work on the project should be accelerated, he further said. Implementation of an effective traffic management plan should also be ensured to keep the traffic flowing during the work on the project. Mohsin Naqvi noted that the early completion of the project would facilitate the daily movement of the citizens.

The Samanabad underpass will facilitate the daily movement of people from adjoining areas including Samanabad, Gulshan Ravi, Tauheed Park, and Multan Road, Chauburji, Chowk Yateem Khana and other localities. The 400-meter-long Samanabad underpass will be completed at 2.3 billion rupees.