Provision of food items at official rate stressed


Raza Naqvi


Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Muhammad Mehmood stressed the need of taking all administrative measures to ensure availability of daily commodities, besides controlling their prices.
Chairing a meeting at deputy commissioner office Attock on Wednesday to review steps taken by the district administration to provide essential food items on fixed prices, he said there was a need to take effective measures to control fixed prices and take action against profiteers and hoarders without any leniency.
He said that the administration was making all out efforts to control the prices of daily use items and profiteering besides providing relief to the citizens. “Action would remain continue against those creating artificial price-hike and illegal profiteers and in this connection no compromise would be made at any cost”. He said that profiteers and hoarders would not be allowed to fleece the people and those found violating the law would be dealt with strictly.
The commissioner has asked the deputy commissioners to clamp down on profiteers and hoarders causing a price hike. The commissioner tasked the officials with ensuring availability of essential food items in the markets at official rates. Mr Mehmood directed district administration officers to ensure the sale of daily use items and vegetables at official price.
He asked the deputy commissioners to depute all additional deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners and other revenue officials who enjoy judicial powers for controlling the prices of essential items.

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