Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan ensured crackdown on those identified to be hoarding and profiteering on regular food products in the month of Ramazan.
“We have passed a bill and will take exemplary action against price hikers,” CM Khan said at a press conference on Thursday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan cautioned against hoarding, too, on 18 April. He said the federal government would soon draft a bill that would ensure stringent sentences for criminals.
Regardless of the country-wide lockdown put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many people still face financial problems.
A Peshawar shopkeeper told a local media source that the prices of gram flour, sugar, pulses and ghee have been increased.
A resident also complained that the nation is already facing a crisis, the authorities must also ensure that rates are not inflated artificially.