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Minister orders strict monitoring of prices

By Our Correspondent
April 17, 2024
In this still, Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Chaudhry Shafay Hussain gesture during a meeting on March 7, 2024. — Facebook/Chaudhry Shafay Hussain
In this still, Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Chaudhry Shafay Hussain gesture during a meeting on March 7, 2024. — Facebook/Chaudhry Shafay Hussain 

LAHORE: Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Ch Shafay Hussain visited Directorate General Industries Poonch House on Tuesday.

The minister received briefing there by DG Industries Asif Ali Farrukh on the organisation's performance, organizational structure, working and challenges. The meeting reviewed the progress of ongoing schemes under the annual development program. Addressing the meeting, the minister said there should be strict monitoring of anti-hoarding and ill legal profiting activities. He asked price control magistrates to ensure their presence in the field to monitor the prices.

The minister asked the authorities concerned to reduce price of chicken. He urged the officers to improve their efficiency through reforms and use of modern technology. He stressed hard work and dedication to attain goals.

DG Industries told the minister that 1,400 price control magistrates are monitoring prices of essential commodities and 16 NOCs have been issued for setting up new cement factories and three cement plants have been established. Under the load management regime, 2,072 way bridges have been registered so far the minister was told. Chief Inspector Boiler Nawaz Ahmad Cheema, Director Industries Azhar Hussain, Director Admin Javed Iqbal Qureshi and other officers concerned attended the meeting.