Crackdown on Sugar Hoarders : Geo Shahbaz GeoBy Rohail Butt • Aug 15th, 2009 • Category: Politics • 7 Comments
Besides of establishing a Ramadan package, the Punjab government of Shahbaz Sharif has come hard on the hoarders of sugar. The government has issued orders to take punitive actions against those sugar millers and traders, who have not been releasing the stock despite their commitment, causing a massive hike in the commodity price nationwide.
Not only the orders have been issued, but also already many godowns of sugar have been sealed and millions of sugar bags have been recovered. Raids are being conducted in Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Wehari, Multan, Attock and in various other towns and cities and many more are to come in the next couple of days. The artificial crisis of sugar is about to be blown by the determined chief minister.
Billions of rupees have already been made by the market players by increasing the sugar prices with an active connivance of the political leaders. Not only the government must recover the sugar, but it must also bring these market players and their patron politicos to the justice.