CS orders crackdown against profiteers ahead of Ramazan

KARACHI:An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah at Sindh Secretariat. The meeting discussed issues related to removal of encroachments on irrigation lands, procurement of wheat, deceased quota, polio campaign, price control and other issues. It was attended by the Secretary Services Saeed Ahmed Mangnajo, Food Secretary Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Secretary Irrigation and all the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners.
In the meeting, all the commissioners and deputy commissioners informed the meeting regarding ongoing drive of removal of encroachments from irrigation lands and price control. It was informed in the meeting that encroachments from 3,082 acres of irrigation lands have been removed in Karachi and encroachments on 250 acres of land on Malir River have also been removed. It was informed in the meeting by the deputy commissioners that encroachments on 389 acres in Jacobabad, 573 acres in Shikarpur, 38 acres in Larkana and 149 acres in Jamshoro have also been removed.
Regarding the price control, it was informed in the meeting that a fine of Rs 32,81,700 has been imposed on 636 shops and shopping centers in different areas of Karachi. A fine of Rs 52,500 was imposed on 493 shops in Larkana, Rs 51,100 on 258 shops in Tando Allahyar and Rs 127,200 on 407 shops in Sukkur.
In the meeting, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that prices should be controlled and crackdown should be carried out against profiteers before and during the Ramazan. Shah directed all the Deputy Commissioners to submit a report on price control and action against profiteers every week. The Chief Secretary Sindh directed all commissioners and deputy commissioners to monitor the polio campaign. Chief Secretary Sindh said that the target of procurement of wheat should be completed in any case.
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