40 hoarders booked, wheat stock recovered

Administration launches crackdown to address shortage of wheat and sugar

APP June 27, 2020
Representational image. PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: The divisional administration have registered 40 cases against wheat stockists and recovered 517 tonnes of wheat during a crackdown launched in the ongoing month.

Spokesman for Multan Division Commissioner Shanul Haq, divisional administration started a crackdown against stockists and profiteers across the region.

The administration was utilising all available resources to ensure the sale of sugar at Rs70 per kilogramme. Reportedly, the administration also conducted more than 4,000 raids during the ongoing month and imposed fine of Rs547,500 on profiteers and stockists.

As per directives of the court, 215,314 kg of sugar had been sold so far at Rs70 per kg as 913,000 kg of sugar was being sold on a daily basis.

The administration had also launched a crackdown against artificial shortage of petrol and conducted 2,347 raids across the region and imposed fine of over Rs100,000 on the involved dealers.

The divisional administration had received 248 complaints during the ongoing month through citizen portal app out of which 234 had been resolved.

The commissioner said profiteers were not cooperating with the government in this crucial time, adding that hoarders involved in ill practice would face the severe consequences. He further said that a crackdown would continue without any discrimination.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2020.

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