October 20, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed on taking all administrative measures to ensure availability of daily commodities and controlling their prices.
He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review availability and prices of daily commodities, especially wheat and sugar.
The Prime Minister directed to ensure sufficient supply of wheat and sugar at utility stores across the country.
He also directed provincial administrations to ensure legal action against real owners of mills and godowns who are indulged in hoarding.
The meeting was apprised that Punjab government has increased release of wheat from 16,000 tons to 20,000 tons on daily basis, which would be further increased to 25,000 tons in a couple of days. It was further informed that Sindh government would start formal release of wheat within next few days.
The meeting was also apprised that full scale crackdown against hoarders is continuing under the Prime Minister’s direction and it would be further accelerated.