Raids continue in KP, Punjab to curb inflation, hoarding

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The local administration on Friday has conducted raids to curb artificial inflation and hoarding in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with the assistance of Tiger Force volunteers. After Punjab province, the administration took timely action against hoarders of flour, sugar and rice spotted by Tiger Force volunteers in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
During the crackdowns, the officials foiled sale of flour on higher rates besides seizing illegal stocks of flour and sugar on secret spots of a local mill. The officials registered First Information Report (FIR) against Qureshi Flour Mills and 134 other persons after its timely action and also imposed heavy fines over the responsible persons.
In another action, 36 stores have been sealed and various shops were given warning. The raids were conducted in Peshawar, Mardan and Swabi. KP chief secretary Kazim Niaz Malik was heading the crackdowns on the spots identified by Tiger Force volunteers where essential commodities were being sold on higher prices. The administration also sent a report regarding the actions against hoarders to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Earlier, the Tiger Force had come into action against artificial inflation and hoarding in Punjab.