PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed all district administrations in the province to initiate checking of prices 15 days prior to the start of the holy month of Ramazan adding that strict action will be taken against people behind artificial price hike and hoarding of food commodities.
The chief minister has also directed the district administrations, police and Tehsil Municipal Administrators to immediately initiate crackdown against the use of polythene bags in the province at sub divisional and divisional level.
These directives were issued by the Chief Minister while being briefed on the administrative matters in the province in the Chief Ministers Secretariat, Peshawar.
The Chief Minister was informed that so far, legal action has been initiated against 80 polythene bag retailers in the province whereas a report on the prices of edible items will be submitted to the Chief Minister on daily basis.
Commenting on the governance in the province, the Chief Minister stated that all out efforts should be made to ensure that the government and state perform as per the desires of people adding that the trend and practice of price hikes in Ramadan should be discouraged strongly.
“We have to establish our governance on the lines on Riasat e Madina as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.”
The Chief Minister was also briefed on the Clean and Green drive being carried out in the province. The Chief Minister was informed that a total of 14 million saplings have been distributed and planted till March 2019 whereas during the month of April, 150,000 saplings have been planted in the province so far.
The meeting was also informed that the Clean and Green drive is also being carried out with great zeal and enthusiasm in the newly merged districts which is evident from the fact that 22,000 saplings were planted in Waziristan on the first day of the Clean and Green Pakistan drive.
He was also informed that a total of 1,253 filling stations were inspected out of which 225 have been issued show cause notices for not maintaining hygiene of restrooms in addition to imposition of fine amounting to Rs520,000.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2019.