PM Imran Khan orders strict and speedy crackdown across the country
ISLAMABAD – PM Imran Khan orders strict and speedy crackdown across the country for providing the poor with relief.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday ordered strict and speedy crackdown against profiteers and hoarders “who are responsible for spike in the prices of essential food items and creating artificial inflation.”
The premier further directed the concerned authorities to review prices of essential food items, and reduce the prices by 15 to 20 percent.
The PM stressed that the essential food items should not be hoarded illegally. “Benefit of the poor surpasses everything else.”
PM Khan also held a meeting considering health, education and other civic facilities of the federal capital, and said no negligence would be tolerated in provision of best possible healthcare facilities to the masses and that all resources would be provided to ensure quality of education.
He directed the health secretary to pay special attention to make administration of public sector hospitals fully functional.
He asked officials to overcome the shortage of manpower in the hospitals and ensure provision of medicines.
Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood briefed the meeting about the steps taken to bring improvements in 423 public sector schools and colleges of the federal capital.
The premier further directed addressing the issue of shortage of teachers in schools. “Since it is the matter of our future, we should consider education at the highest priority, and take all the requisite steps to bring improvement in it.”
Khan directed that a roadmap should be prepared for provision of quality education at all schools and colleges of the federal capital. He also emphasised the need for paying special attention to the education of girls.
Regarding encroachments in parks and green areas in Islamabad, the Prime Minister directed the Chairman of the CDA that those violating the rules of the civic authority in the residential colonies should be identified to take appropriate action against them.
Discussing the law and order situation of Islamabad, Khan directed to establish complaint management system in every police station.