PML-N workers' march to Jati Umrah not suitable in prevailing situation: Firdous

The Nation  |  Apr 16, 2021

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that on the one hand, the government is trying to protect people from violence by religious extremists whereas, on the other hand, the political extremist PML-N is instigating workers to march to Jati Umrah.   

In a statement issued here on Friday, Dr Firdous said that Ata Tarar is trying to create a political drama again for cheap fame. The government will not take any action against the court order. She questioned that if PML-N has the ownership rights of Jati Umrah then it should better prove it instead of escaping and ignoring by taking stay order.   

The Special Assistant said that no one dared to question the Sharif family about the illegal properties for 35 long years as PML-N was in power for 30 years but now they would not only be questioned but have to return every looted penny as well.   

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She said the government is giving billions of rupees subsidy to provide relief to the common man and endeavoring hard to ensure the availability of quality food items at an affordable price in Sahulat bazaars. 

Dr. Firdous said that administrative action is underway against those responsible for artificial price hike and hoarding. She said that 183 crackdown activities were carried out against hoarders during the last six months and as a result 44 warehouses got sealed, 17 FIRs were registered and a fine of Rs 2,076,500 was imposed. She said that 47,627 sugar bags, 3069 rice bags, 40920 kg of ghee and 135321 liters of cooking oil were recovered from the hoarders.

The SACM said the welfare of the common man is a priority of the government. Inflation is a challenge but the government is determined to curb it at any cost and no one will be allowed to exploit the consumer's rights. The government will tighten the noose against those plundering public resources

and continue taking concrete steps for protecting the common man from the artificial price hike.

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