Govt plans crackdown against mafias: Shafqat Mahmood
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood warned hoarders and black marketers on Wednesday that government would soon take a stern action against elements involved in artificial shortage of basic necessities.
''The world is facing the pandemic crisis, but a few mafias are still after minting money against the food and edible items. The concerned authorities had completed a report of those involved in creating artificial shortage of food items,'' he stated while talking to a private news channel.
Replying to a question he said, Pakistan could never lock down like China as it did not has as much resources as China had, but still the government had closed down all educational and religious institutions in the country, moreover the recreational places were also shut down to contain the novel contagion, he added. - APP