Hoarders, inflation mafias deserve no let up: Aslam


Provincial Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has directed to escalate crackdown operations on hoarders and illegal profiteers and further maintained that inflation and hoarding mafias are culprits of society and do not deserve any leniency.
He was chairing a meeting at Civil Secretariat in which matters pertaining to provision of essential edibles, their prices and monitoring came under review.
He also took a strict notice about complaints regarding non-availability of flour at few places and price-hike. He inquired from concerned officers as how come complaints relating to non-availability of essential edibles and price-hike came to surface in-spite of availability of food and other essential commodities in surplus quantities in the markets.
He asserted that PTI government will not allow price-hike and other mafias to exploit the masses in this hour of difficulty at any cost. The Minister directed district administration and concerned departments to keep a strict vigil on the provision of essential items and their sustained prices in their respective districts. It is time to extend out all out help to those facing troubles and worries owing to coronavirus pandemic, he urged.
Aslam Iqbal directed industries and other concerned departments to work in a unified and proactive manner so as to rid the masses from the cruelties of price-hike mafias as no negligence and dereliction from duties will be tolerated. He assured that PTI government is taking every step for safeguarding health and lives of the masses.
Insaaf Imdad Programme amounting to Rs 10 billion are being launched for extending financial assistance to the deserving and needy people. Food items and cash assistance will be provided to those depending on daily wages at their doorsteps.
This moment provides an opportunity to earn virtues and divine blessings by helping the impoverished and downtrodden segment of society. The affluents should extend maximum help to the destitutes in this hour of need and trouble. With the grace of Allah Almighty along with collective cooperation of masses and hard work of departments, we will definitely overcome and defeat coronavirus pandemic, concluded Aslam Iqbal.