New team briefs Punjab interim CM on security, price hike.

LAHORE -- While the PTI staged a protest demonstration against the appointment of what it says was 'a key figure in regime change plot', Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Raza Naqvi on Tuesday presided over a meeting on law and order and price control with the new chief secretary and the police chief he appointed soon after assuming the office.

Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman and IG Police Dr Usman Anwar, who assumed charge of their offices on Tuesday, have replaced Abdullah Sumbul and Aamir Zulfiqar, respectively. Both Sumbal and Zulfiqar have been asked to report to the establishment division.

At the meeting, IGP Anwar briefed CM Naqvi on the law and order situation in the province and Mr Zaman on administrative affairs.

The caretaker CM directed the chief secretary to take measures to control price hike and ensure availability of essential commodities at fixed rates, making it clear that citizens could not be left at the mercy of profiteers and hoarders.

To control street crime, he said police must perform in a professional manner to protect the life and property of the people. 'Those...

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