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PM directs to take stern legal action against hoarding of sugar and profiteering
October 15, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to take stern legal action against hoarding of sugar and profiteering.

Chairing a review meeting in Islamabad on Friday regarding steps taken against sale of sugar at higher prices and hoarding of the commodity, he instructed to ensure installation of Track and Trace System to monitor sugar mills to know the exact production of sugar.

The Prime Minister said elements involved in undue profiteering are foes of the people and the state will take punitive action against them.

The Chief Secretary of Punjab informed the meeting that special instructions have been given to the administration of all the districts to enforce sale of sugar prices on fixed prices.

He said legal action has started against hoarders and profiteers. Besides, CCTV cameras have been installed at sugar mills to monitor the quantity of sugar cane and the production of sugar. He said information will be gathered from all sugar mills during the crushing season.