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LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has assigned duties to the ministers, advisers and special assistants to check 'sahulat bazaars,' monitor the prices of essential items and submit their reports to the CM Office.

A circular to this effect has been issued by the principal secretary to the chief minister. The ministers, advisers and special assistants are directed to hold open-courts along with DCs and DPOs to solve public problems on the spot.

They are also directed to pay surprise visits to offices, hospitals, police stations, schools and also meet with the parliamentarians for their feedback about price control and service delivery issues.

The government will not tolerate an unjustified increase in prices of essential items and it will go to every extent to ensure price control, the CM said. Talking to a parliamentarians delegation comprising Ch. Amir Sultan Cheema, Haji Imtiaz Ahmed Chaudhry and others, the CM expressed satisfaction that resources are aptly used to develop the backward areas adding that the development work done by the incumbent government has no resemblance.

The opposition is connived to create chaos in the country and these elements want to impede the development journey, he remarked. Moreover, chairing a meeting about the steps taken for the promotion of higher education, the CM said the Punjab government is establishing universities in backward districts while matters relating to the universities will be streamlined and effective mechanism will be devised in consultation with the HEC to meet the future challenges. The meeting took a detailed review of future roadmap and the CM directed to take coordinated steps while assuring full support of the government.

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