WHAT distinguishes Prime Minister Imran Khan from his predecessors is his firm and unfaltering stance against the corrupt mafia.
He is pursuing the mission without any discrimination and this is the reason that his close aides are also on the radar of investigation today.
Talking to the media persons in Sargodha on Wednesday, the Prime Minister once again made it categorically clear that law will decide sugar barons’ fate, stressing that no country can progress until the powerful are brought to justice.
One fully agrees with the assertion of the Prime Minister as injustice only breeds poverty and destroys the societies where laws are separate for the rich and the poor.
Certainly, it is the responsibility of the government to protect the people from mafias and the PM has waged a war against them without any sign of weakness, for which he needs to be fully commended.
With regards to investigation against the sugar cartel is concerned, the FIA is currently investigating about thirty-eight sugar mills which robbed the pockets of the consumers and bagged billions of rupees by artificially hiking the price of the sweetener.
Indeed those involved in the dirty business must be brought to justice so that nobody in future could dare to exploit the poor consumers.
It is also really heartening to see that Prime Minister Imran Khan, on a regular basis, chairs the meetings regarding the availability of essential commodities and their prices.
Indeed the steps that are being taken on his instructions are gradually taking the matters towards improvement and we are confident that the day is not far off when the issue of inflation will also be addressed.
Provision of essential items at the utility stores at the reduced rates under Ramadan Package as well as opening of ‘Sasta Bazaar’ indeed will help bring stability in the prices of commodities in the open market.
At the same time, it is also important that the district administrations are also fully empowered to launch a crackdown against the profiteers and hoarders.
Apart from imposing heavy fines on them, strict punishment should be given to them to save the people from their cruel clutches.