Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik directed price control magistrates to take stern action against shopkeepers involved in artificial inflation.
He issued the direction during a meeting attended by officials concerned on Saturday. The implementation on government’s orders to control inflation had been started as Punjab CM assigned the price control responsibility in Multan to the provincial minister.
The energy minister expressed annoyance over artificial inflation and claimed that the government’s image was affecting due to inflation. He further said that strict action would be taken against anyone found involved in artificial inflation and hoarding.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2020.
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