Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (rtd) Maqbool Baqar has directed district administration and the Bureau of Supply & Prices to control artificial price hike in the markets by streamlining the price control system.
The CM has told the administration and the concerned officers to ensure proper price management in the market. He said, he would make surprise visits to the market to check the price lists, prices, and even quality of the commodities.
The CM was accompanied by Chairman P&D Shakeel Mangnijo, Secretary Finance Kazim Jatoi and other officials.
In this regard, a meeting was held in Islamabad with Federal Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar in the chair. The Sindh CM attended the meeting through video link. The other finance ministers also attended the meeting.
The meeting decided that the ongoing crackdown against the hoarders of sugar, urea, wheat, and other commodities would be accelerated further.
The meeting also decided that the operation against smuggling of commodities, cloth, petrol, diesel, and other items would continue to stabilize markets.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th2023.