Come down hard on hoarders, profiteers, CM tells babus



Terms world’s silence over Israeli barbarism a criminal negligence


Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the concerned departments to take stern action against artificial price hike and hoarding of essential commodities.

Taking notice of unusual rise in prices, he said all food items must be available at controlled rates and warned that any negligence in enforcement of government fixed prices will not be tolerated. Punjab CM directed to take action against profiteers under anti-hoarding ordinance 2020.

He reiterated that people who are behind artificial price hike of essential commodities deserve no leniency.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that the number of corona vaccination centres is being increased in Lahore and other parts of the province to accommodate maximum citizens on daily basis. The CM said that as compared with other provinces, more people are being vaccinated every day in Punjab.

He appealed to the citizens to maintain social distance, wear facemasks and remain confined to their homes during Eidul Fitr holidays. Following the SOPs is in the best interest of the people.

Meanwhile, the health department is playing a commendable job and the Punjab government is also striving to save the lives of the citizens, he added.

CM Usman Buzdar offered Eidul Fitr prayers in the mosque of the CM’s Office due to rain. The CM while maintaining social distance, greeted eid with the people. Usman Buzdar prayed for the development, prosperity, stability and peace for the country.

He also prayed for those who embraced martyrdom in Israeli bombardment and missile attacks in Gaza Palestine as well as for those who lost their lives due to corona pandemic including martyrs of the nation who sacrificed their lives for maintaining peace in the motherland and expressed solidarity with their families.

Usman Buzdar said that he prayed that Pakistan achieves its goal of development and prosperity.

He also extended sympathies with the hires of those who died in corona outbreak and said that that government is standing beside the families of the covid-19’s victims adding that we salute the struggle of the Kashmiri people who are fighting against the Indian atrocities.

Provincial Minister for Housing Mian Mahmood Rasheed called on CM Usman Buzdar on eid day and greeted him for Eid ul Fiter.

On this occasion The Chief Minister and Minister for housing strongly condemned Israeli attacks on unarmed civilians in Palestine.

Usman Buzdar regretted that Israeli government has written a new history of barbarity and savagery by committing unbearable brutalities on innocent Palestinian on the auspicious occasion of Eid and termed the silence of international community on this issue a criminal negligence.

He said that Israel blinded by the military power is violating all human rights and values in Palestine.

The people of Pakistan are standing with their Palestinian brothers and sisters in their time of trial. The peace of the region will be endangered, if the atrocities of Israel would not stop, he added.

The CM said that following the golden principles of brotherhood and unity is the prime need of the time and we all should work together for betterment and development of our country by putting behind personal interests and political affiliations. The chief minister said that Pakistan is our pride and identity.

He further maintained that we have to rise as a dignified nation in the world by keeping our political differences aside.

Usman Buzdar said that Pakistan is facing internal and external challenges and there is no room for politics of Chaos in present scenario.

He said that opposition should rise above and leave negative politics besides adopting collecting approach for the betterment and prosperity of the people and progress of the country.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, in his message on the occasion of International Day of Families, has said that the purpose of celebrating this day is to strengthen the social ties for a sustainable development.

The role of digital technology cannot be ignored for the social development as well as in family strengthening.


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