Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar revealed on Thursday the provincial government is going to set up a price control authority to check inflation in the province.
Speaking to MNA Rukhsana Naveed who called on him in Lahore, he said the ruling PTI had served public day and night over the past two years and maintained that prices of food items are far lower in Punjab than those in other provinces, he added in this price control authority statement.
He said Punjab is the only province where a 20-kilogramme wheat bag is available at Rs860. He added he himself monitors the government’s measures aimed at providing relief to the masses.
CM Buzdar said the provincial government always gave precedence to public interest over everything else while taking decisions. He said his team has a squeaky clean image as Punjab is ahead of all provinces in terms of transparency, merit, and good governance. The price control authority will check in the inflation.
Earlier today, the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notices to the federal and the provincial governments to furnish their comments on a petition against rising prices of wheat flour and sugar in Punjab.
Justice Sajid Mahmood Sethi of the high court (LHC) directed the governments to submit comments by September 18. Advocate Azhar Siddiq stated in his petition that rising prices of wheat flour and sugar have added to the sufferings of common men who have been deprived of basic necessities of life.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has on Thursday said that the provincial government is forming a price control authority to end inflation permanently. Member National Assembly Rukhsana Naveed called on Usman Buzdar and congratulated him over completion of successful two years. The provincial regime has been serving people for two years and the prices of essential items in Punjab are already lower than other provinces, the CM said.