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PM directs to submit report about actions against smuggling

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th May, 2020. 04:40 pm
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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said no compromise will be made in action against smuggling.

Media reports said that Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on checking smuggling and about prices of essential commodities in Islamabad today.

While chairing the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed all the departments concerned to submit report about actions against smuggling and the people involved in smuggling fortnightly. The Prime Minister said smuggling is a nuisance for the country’s economy. He said smuggling threatens food security and causes irreparable loss to the country’s industrial sector.

Regarding the steps taken to bring prices of essential commodities down, the Prime Minister said the government’s objective to reduce prices of petroleum products was to provide relief to people. He said provision of the benefit of reduction in fuel prices to people should be ensured. He said provincial governments should play an active role in this regard. The provincial governments presented reports of actions taken against hoarders and profiteers.

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