N trying political drama again for cheap fame: Firdous


Says govt offering billions of rupees subsidy to provide relief to publicAmraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that on the one hand, the government is trying to protect people from violence by religious extremists whereas, on the other hand, the political extremist PML-N is instigating workers to march to Jati Umrah.

Dr Firdous said that Ata Tarar is trying to create a political drama again for cheap fame. The government will not take any action against the court order.

She questioned that if PML-N has the ownership rights of Jati Umrah then it should better prove it instead of escaping and ignoring by taking stay order.

The Special Assistant said that no one dared to question the Sharif family about the illegal properties for 35 long years as PML-N was in power for 30 years but now they would not only be questioned but have to return every looted penny as well.

She said the government is giving billions of rupees subsidy to provide relief to the common man and endeavoring hard to ensure the availability of quality food items at an affordable price in Sahulat bazaars.

The SACM said that administrative action is underway against those responsible for artificial price hike and hoarding.

She said that 183 crackdown activities were carried out against hoarders during the last six months and as a result 44 warehouses got sealed, 17 FIRs were registered and a fine of Rs 2,076,500 was imposed.

She said that 47,627 sugar bags, 3069 rice bags, 40920 kg of ghee and 135321 liters of cooking oil were recovered from the hoarders.

Dr Firdous said the welfare of the common man is a priority of the government. Inflation is a challenge but the government is determined to curb it at any cost and no one will be allowed to exploit the consumer’s rights.

The government will tighten the noose against those plundering public resources and continue taking concrete steps for protecting the common man from the artificial price hike.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the Standing Committee on Law was held at the Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat in which the proposed new policy of allotment of houses and ownership rights in the labor colonies of Workers Welfare Board was reviewed on Friday.

Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun and concerned officers were also present on the occasion while Secretary Labor Dr Ahmed Javed Qazi gave a briefing on various aspects of the new allotment policy.

The briefing said that under the new policy, workers who would get a house in Labor Colony would be able to get property rights by paying the price fixed by the competent committee, while 95% of the houses would be allocated for registered workers, 3% for their widows and 2% for the workers with disability.


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