ISLAMABAD – Whereas taking severe discover of shortages of important objects of every day use within the markets, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday warned the hoarders and profiteers of stern motion.

In response to official sources, the Prime Minister directed the provincial governments to take strict actions in opposition to the hoarders of important meals objects. He additionally directed the authorities to make sure clean provide chain for important items.

Prime Minister who’s personally monitoring scenario arising out of Coronavirus outbreak within the nation around the clock, directed the Minister for Nationwide Meals Safety  Khusro Bakhtiar to make sure availability of meals objects, together with wheat flour throughout the nation.

Prime Minister additionally directed Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to coordinate with Minister for Planning, Growth, and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar to look at the potential for rerunning of products trains for  inter-province transportation commodities.

Minister for Communications Murad Saeed may also give his enter to Asad Umar concerning use of motorways and highways for the products transport.

Asad Umar, is already engaged on a set of proposals in regards to the administration of provide chains of important commodities through the partial or full shutdown in numerous elements of the nation. Planning Minister is understanding of set of suggestions with numerous ministries together with energy, nationwide meals safety, and financial affairs and industries.

These suggestions may also be shared with provincial governments earlier than last approval of the Nationwide Coordination Committee (NCC). The proposals being deliberated embody steady operation of assorted industries, particularly these included within the meals and drugs provide chains and swift provide of electrical energy and petroleum merchandise.


Detailed security tips for the employees of these industries that are required to be stored operational to make sure the availability of important commodities. These tips shall be applied in collaboration with the trade associations.


The Ministry of Industries has additionally been tasked to intently monitor any points confronted by the industries recognized for steady operations and deal with them in a proactive method. The Ministry of Commerce will make assessments for import requirement of such industries and take away the bottlenecks, if any.