Action against illegal goods forwarding agencies on cards.

 
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LAKKI MARWAT -- The district administration will launch crackdown on illegal goods forwarding agencies and petrol and diesel selling outlets to ensure provision of oil products and essential commodities to people at controlled rates.

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by deputy commissioner Abdul Haseeb on Monday.

Revision of fare list for public and goods transport vehicles, prices of oil commodities and reducing rates of food items came under discussion.

A Regional Transport Authority official told the meeting that the authority had already issued revised fare list for both public and goods transport vehicles on the instructions of the provincial government.

He said the fare list for goods transport vehicles had been implemented with immediate effect while that of public transport vehicles would be implemented after May 15.

The representatives of goods forwarding agencies said they were faced with problems of lacking space for parking of trucks and collection of illegal taxes from transporters by operators of parking stands.

A food official informed the meeting that reduction in prices of oil products would help bring down the rates of fruits, vegetables and other essential commodities.

He assured that his department would monitor the auctioning process in fruit and vegetable markets to fix prices on daily basis.

The representatives of filling stations told the meeting that mushroom growth of illegal petrol and...

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