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Sindh Minister directs to keep watch on prices of essential commodities

June 28, 2014

Sindh Minister for Agriculture and Bureau of Supplies and Prices, Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar has directed the officials concerned to keep an active watch on stability of prices of essential commodities during Ramadan-ulMubarak.

Addressing a meeting of the officials of the Agriculture Department at his office here, he said immediate legal action be taken against profiteers, said a statement on Friday. The Sindh Minister said that the retailers should ensure display of notified price list. Wholesalers should also be persuaded to display banners and boards of prices, he added.

He also directed that the Inspection teams of the Bureau of Supplies and Prices should regularly check prices with the coordination of district administrations. The Provincial Agriculture Minister was also informed that during the current year 2548 profiteers have been challaned.

He also directed the officials concerned to employ all available resources for development of agriculture sector. He said progress report about the steps taken to bring improvement in agriculture equipment, pesticides, water situation and seeds should also be presented in the meeting which is scheduled to be held after 15 days.

He also directed to immediately dissolve the Sindh Pesticides Committee and asked to reconstitute the Sindh Pesticides Committee to monitor the standards of pesticides in Sindh province.

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Source: National Herald Tribune (Pakistan)

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