CS for effective implementation of price control mechanism
PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz has called for effective implementation of price control mechanism in the province to eliminate hoarding and artificial price hike in province. Presiding over a meeting, he directed the line departments to control artificial price hike and take legal action against hoarders while focusing on reducing the gap between wholesale and retail prices, said an official release of Performance Management and Reforms Unit KP here on Wednesday. He directed the holding of regular meetings of price control committees for price fixation and asked the officials concerned to enhance the frequency of inspection to eliminate hoarding and play a proactive role in providing quality essential items to the public at reasonable prices. He said that shopkeepers should be asked strictly to make sure that the officially issued price list is visibly placed at their shops for the convenience of the public. CS acknowledges services of officers against coronavirus Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz on Monday acknowledged the services of officers from district administration, health department and departments concerned in containing the effects of the corona pandemic during its fourth wave in the province. In his message to the departments the Chief Secretary eulogized the services of their officers in controlling the effects and spread of the coronavirus and hoped that these efforts would continue till achieving the desired goal. He said all relevant institutions must carry on their services for achieving the set target of vaccination. Besides, he added that all district administrations must ensure implementation of SOPs in their respective jurisdictions. The Chief Secretary directed that stern legal action would be initiated against those violating the guidelines and SOPs against the coronavirus. – APP