On Wednesday, one of the top Bureaucrat of Punjab ordered the provincial field officers to sternly implement the one-month ban on the sale of sugar for commercial use and told them to allow mills to sell the essential commodity for domestic consumption only.
Punjab chief secretary while speaking in a price control meeting in the Provincial capital said that the hike in sugar prices was unjustified. An artificial shortage of the commodity is being created to increase the rate against which strict action would be taken.
As per the reports, the Chief Secretary revised the prices and availability of essential commodities, especially flour and sugar. He further revised the arrangements made for Sahulat Bazaars, and action being taken against hoarders and profiteers in Punjab.
The Directive of the CM said that providing relief to the people was a priority and for this purpose, everyone has to work together as a team.
The meeting directed that on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, crackdowns on hoarders and profiteer is ongoing to guarantee the availability of essential commodities at fixed rates in the province.
Moreover, the officials were also told that 475 tons of sugar and 30,000 kg of ghee were recovered in Vehari during raids. About 196 Sahulat bazaars have been made functional where food items, including flour and sugar, are available in sufficient quantities at discounted rates.