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Hike in flour prices: PM Imran orders crackdown on hoarders, profiteers   

Hike in flour prices: PM Imran orders crackdown on hoarders, profiteers   

ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of reports regarding an illegal rise in prices of wheat flour, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday ordered a country-wide crackdown on hoarder and profiteers.

According to sources, PM Imran Khan has directed the concerned authorities to take strict and indiscriminate action against the elements involved in illegal price hike.

He directed the officials to take effective measures for stabilising the rates of wheat flour, the sources said and added that those involved in creating an artificial crisis of flour in the country will be dealt with iron hands.

Earlier in the day, Leader of the opposition, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had slammed the surge in prices of wheat flour across Pakistan.

He urged the government to reveal the truth on why Pakistan was faced with a shortage of the basic food commodity.