Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem said the government has introduced an ordinance to check hoarding of essential commodities amidst spread of coronavirus.
On Sunday he addressed a news conference in Islamabad.
He said the new ordinance contains three-year sentence, summary trial and confiscation of the material for hoarding of wheat, sugar, flour, ghee, sanitizers, face masks and other essential items.
Moreover The Minister said an anti-smuggling law brought to prevent smuggling of dollars and essential commodities such as sugar and wheat through undeclared routes.
He said the government will not let anyone exploit the prevailing situation.
Furthermore Farogh Naseem said a law about industries also prepared.
Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Maleeka Bukhari said these laws manifestation of the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and fulfillment of the PTI’s manifesto.
However She said the hoarding and anti-smuggling laws will bring ease in the life of the ordinary people.