Karachi: On the directives of Commissioner Karachi, Additional Commissioner Karachi-II presided over a meeting to discussed the demand, supply situation and cheap provision of chicken meat. The meeting was also attended by Sindh Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association representatives. It was agreed in the meeting that Sindh Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association would make the rate list of hen and its meat with the permission of competent authority, additional commissioner Karachi II on daily basis and would get it published in print media like in the past. It was also agreed in the meeting that the shopkeepers selling chicken and its meat at excessive rates would be punished.
The additional commissioner said that commissioner Karachi had ordered to display the government price list of all commodities in prominent place at every shop and all deputy commissioners issued special orders to take action against those involved in hoarding and price hike.
He said action had also been taken against those involved in price hike of flour and those involved in it had been sent to prison. On this occasion, Sindh Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association representatives assured their full cooperation.
It may be noted that commissioner Karachi and controller general Prices Karachi Division, Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, has taken strict notice of the rise in chicken and its meat, and directed additional commissioner Karachi Dr Mansoor to call a meeting at his office with representatives of Sindh Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association for taking strict action against those involved in this practice.