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1.6 Million Families of Sindh receive over Rs.3 billion for buying flour

1.6 Million Families of Sindh receive over Rs.3 billion for buying flour

Rs.13.756 million fine imposed on profiteers in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas Divisions during Ramazan

Karachi, Sindh

Chief Secretary Sindh Dr. Muhammad Suhail Rajput has said that provincial government has allocated Rs.15.6 billion for over 7.8 million families of Sindh for purchase of flour and each family would be given Rs.2000 each and so far over 1.6 million people have received over Rs.3.232844 billion through Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

This he said while presiding over a meeting to review price control and Bachat Bazars established by the district administrations in each Taluka of province.

All Divisional Commissioners, Secretary Agriculture, Secretary General Administration, Director General Market Committee, all Deputy Commissioners and others participated in the meeting held on Monday.

All the divisional commissioners informed about the measures taken to control the price and availability of essential items in the Bachat Bazaars.

Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon said that Rs.9.1 million fine was imposed on 1833 profiteers in Karachi during the month of Ramadan.

Commissioner Hyderabad said that a fine of Rs.4 million has been imposed in Hyderabad, while a fine of Rs.656000 has been imposed in MirpurKhas Division.

Chief Secretary directed Commissioners of Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sukkur to increase the amount of fine and said that all commissioners should monitor the price control themselves in their respective divisions.

He directed all the Deputy Commissioners to speed up action against the profiteers and said that the items of the profiteers should be seized and auctioned at official rates on the spot.

Chief Secretary further said that the presence of essential items should be ensured in the Bachat Bazaars established by the government of Sindh in the province. “Vegetable and fruit stalls should be set up by the market committee in these markets,” he directed DG Sindh Market Committee.

Chief Secretary Sindh, on the recommendation of Commissioner Mirpurkhas, ordered to suspend the duty in-charge market committee Mirpurkhas for negligence and said that any kind of negligence will not be tolerated. (PR)



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