Will take care of profiteer mafia myself: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has introduced that he’ll take care of the profiteer mafia himself as the federal government got here beneath excessive strain amid excessive inflation, with the Opposition making it the principle agenda for its anti-PTI marketing campaign.
In response to ‘The Information Report’, Khan made the assertion on Tuesday whereas chairing a gathering within the federal capital on the costs of fundamental commodities, particularly wheat and sugar, and likewise their availability.
The Prime Minister mentioned he was personally monitoring the scenario and strict motion can be taken towards hoarders and profiteers, Geo television reported.
He mentioned the federal government equipment can be activated for offering aid to the folks.
Whereas approving the proposed measures, he mentioned, “All potential administrative steps can be taken to carry down the costs of fundamental requirements”.
Federal Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Senator Shibli Faraz, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Hammad Azhar, Fakhar Imam, Ali Amin Gandapur, Advisers Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Abdul Razak Dawood, Ishrat Hussain, Particular Assistants Shahbaz Gill and Muhammad Usman attended the assembly.
Waqar Masood, SBP Governor Reza Baqir, senior officers, Punjab Meals Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, Punjab Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal attended the assembly via video hyperlink.
The provision of wheat within the nation and the costs of wheat and flour in several provinces had been reviewed and the schedule for the arrival of wheat imported by the federal government and the personal sector was shared.
A report on wheat and flour costs in several elements of the nation from Tiger Drive and impartial sources was offered through the assembly.
A briefing was given on the executive measures taken to make sure steady wheat costs and prevention of stockpiling, and an in depth system for making dependable estimates of provide and demand of fundamental commodities.
Measures to cut back value gaps between wholesalers and retailers, eliminating exploitation available in the market and eliminating stockpiling, smuggling and hypothesis, in addition to making the monitoring system extra environment friendly had been mentioned. A briefing on new administrative measures was additionally given.
The assembly was apprised of the discharge of wheat by the Punjab authorities every day. It was advised that the Sindh authorities would begin releasing wheat between October 15 and 16.
It was determined that the quantity of wheat launched by the Punjab authorities day by day can be elevated in order that ample provide is offered available in the market. A briefing was additionally given on sugar availability and imported sugar and its costs.
The assembly was knowledgeable that imported sugar can be out there to the folks at decrease charges than the present value. The assembly was advised that the crushing season will begin from November 10 in Punjab.

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