SACM sees global reasons behind inflation Says DC counters established in districts to check prices

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Amraiz Khan

SACM and Spokesman Punjab Government Hasaan Khawar has said that the global causes and reasons behind inflation cannot be ignored.

The Punjab government has set up DC counters in all districts to keep a check on the prices of essential commodities.

Price control magistrates in each district are taking steps to enforce and monitor government prices, and stern action is being taken against hoarders and illegal profiteers.

These views were expressed by Spokesman Punjab government Hasaan Khawar while addressing a press conference on Ehsaas Ration Program, Inflation and Price Control along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Social Safety and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar as well as Shed Yawar Abbas Bukhari, Minister for Social Welfare Department Punjab.

He said that Ehsaas 8171, a collaborative endeavor of Federal and provincial governments, is a comprehensive public welfare-oriented programme which has been initiated in accordance with present circumstances to provide relief and subsidy to the white-collar segment of the society.

Hasaan Khawar stated that under this program, 20 billion families would be given a subsidy of Rs.120 billion. A comprehensive strategy has been formulated to keep this system transparent in all respects. This program will purely be a welfare scheme beyond any political interference.

Dr. Sania Nishtar gave a detailed briefing on the modalities of the Ehsaas Ration Program and the special mobile application developed for grocery stores and consumers for this purpose. Minister for Social Welfare Yawar Abbas Bukhari also expressed his determination to use the platform of the Social Welfare Department for this purpose.

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