Govt believes in delivering instead of claims: Buzdar CM for indiscriminate crackdown against hoarders, profiteers

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Wednesday said that the government believed in delivering practically instead of making any tall claims.
He said this in a meeting with a delegation of the District Bar Association Rawalpindi led by its president Syed Tanvir Sohail Shah which called on the chief minister at his office here.
Buzdar listened to their issues and assured the delegation to early solve their problems and added that he knew lawyers’ difficulties because of his attachment to this profession.
He assured to resolve the problems of different bar associations of the province on priority basis and reiterated to take every possible step for the welfare of the legal fraternity.
He said that the government would also welcome positive suggestions put forth by the lawyers and feasible proposals would be implemented upon immediately.
The role of legal community was pivotal in provision of justice to the common man and the efforts made by lawyers to help provide justice to the sufferers were praiseworthy, he added.
Usman Buzdar said that legal fraternity had played a leading role in supremacy of the constitution and rule of law in the society.
“The lawyer’ role in the restoration of independent judiciary is unforgettable,” he added. The delegation thanked the chief minister for taking personal interest in the solution of their problems.
Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, Vice President DBA Rawalpindi Shakeel Ahmed, Secretary Shahzad Mir, Member PBC Kosain Faisal Mufti and others were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to initiate indiscriminate crackdown against hoarders and illegal profiteers. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the chief minister reiterated that such elements deserve no leniency. He added that jail is the best place for such elements and no relaxation will be given to them.
The chief minister also directed the provincial price control taskforce to initiate legal action against the illegal profiteers involved in looting the people. Permission of such a dacoity could not be granted and artificial increase in the prices of vegetables, fruits and pulses will never be tolerated, he warned. The deputy commissioners should personally monitor the steps taken for price control in their respective districts and rates and quality of essential items should be regularly checked.
Similarly, district price control committees should make concerted efforts for stabilizing the prices of essential items. Sale of different items should be ensured according to their rate list and negligence will not be tolerated in this regard, the chief minister concluded.
Moreover, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar taking notice of closure of sugarcane crushing by sugar mills, sought a report from authorities concerned.
He directed that sugar mills should be bound to immediately resume crushing as closure of sugarcane crushing at the start of the season had no justification.
The chief minister said that the government would ensure protection of sugarcane farmers rights and no one will be allowed to usurp their rights.
Similarly, deduction in sugarcane weight would not be allowed, he added.