Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of increase in the prices of some essential items, including fruits and vegetables, and sought a report from Provincial Cabinet Committee on Price Control.

He directed the Cabinet Committee to take effective measures for the provision of food items to people at reasonable rates. He also directed to take strict action against hoarders and profiteers without any discrimination.

He said no one can be allowed to exploit the masses through overcharging.

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