PM directs to ensure legal action against owners of mills, godowns indulged in hoarding

News Desk

The Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to ensure sufficient supply of wheat and sugar at utility stores across Pakistan. He stressed on taking all administrative measures to ensure availability of daily commodities and controlling their prices.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister was chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday to review availability and prices of daily commodities, especially wheat and sugar.

Imran Khan also directed provincial administrations to ensure legal action against real owners of mills and godowns who are indulged in hoarding. It was informed during the meeting that full scale crackdown against hoarders is continuing under the Prime Minister’s direction and it would be further accelerated.

The meeting was informed that the government of Punjab 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. However, Sindh government would start formal release of wheat within next few days.