October 21, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all administrative officers to take strict action against hoarders and profiteers and ensure ample availability of essential commodities to the masses at approved prices.
Presiding over a high-level meeting in Lahore regarding prices and availability of basic essential items in Punjab, he said any kind of lapse in the provision of relief to the people will not be tolerated.
The Prime Minister was briefed in detail about the prices and availability of essential goods and commodities.
The meeting was informed that secretaries and district administrations would monitor the hoarding and profiteering and they would also be assisted by the Tiger Force.
The Prime Minister said in order to avoid shortage and price-hike, the procurement of wheat and other essential goods should be ensured under the planning.
Federal Minister Syed Fakhar Imam told the meeting that the supply of wheat would be ensured.