Administration to take action against profiteers

Commissioner directs deputies to implement prices fixed by the authorities

Our Correspondent October 12, 2020


City commissioner Sohail Rajput has directed all of the metropolis' deputy commissioners to ensure the implementation of prices fixed by the city administration and the government, taking action against those failing to comply with those rates.

Rajput chaired a meeting on Sunday to review the measures taken by the city administration regarding the availability of essential goods at a fixed price.

"There is a dire need to take effective measures to control the prices and take action against those profiteering and hoarding goods, causing a price hike, without any leniency," he said.

He asked the deputy commissioners to depute all additional deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners and mukhtiarkars that had judicial powers in order to control the rates of the goods.

It was decided during the meeting that the deputy commissioners would submit daily reports to the commissioner regarding action taken against profiteers and hoarders.

The meeting's participants also reviewed the performance of the market committee, weighing various steps to improve its functioning.

Meanwhile, representatives of different consumers' associations present on the occasion briefed Rajput about the inflated prices of essential items and the probable causes of this. Assuring the city administration of their support, they said they would initiate an awareness campaign about the role consumers could play to curb price hikes.

The meeting was attended by additional deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, officials of the Supply and Prices Department, representatives of different consumer associations and others.


Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2020.


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