RAWALPINDI – Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Imdad Ullah Bosar has ordered the officials of District Food Department (DPD) to ensure the provision of wheat flour on fixed price to the consumers in the division besides taking departmental action against the profiteers and the flour mills supplying substandard atta on high rates.He issued these instructions while chairing a meeting held at his office here on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Food Muhammad Ajmal and officials of city district government.The Commissioner said that Punjab government was committed to provide the masses facilities. He said that no floor shortage in any area of the division. He said that notices should be issued to the owners of flour mills who were supplying sub-standard flour and retailers who were creating artificial shortage of the commodity to the dealers. Profiteers should also be dealt with iron hands, he added.DD DFD Muhammad Ajmal, while giving briefing to the Commissioner, said that all the flourmills owners, hoarders and profiteers were being served notices and imposed heavy fines. He said that there was no flour shortage in Chakwal, Jhelum, Attock and Rawalpindi. However, there were some areas where atta was being sold on high prices by the shopkeepers. He said that he visited some 35 areas including Taxila, Hassanabdal, Hazara Road, Attock, Tala Gang, Fateh Jang and Wah and checked ex-mill rates of atta there. Only a flourmill owner was issued notice with Rs 20,000 as fine in Taxila for supplying atta costlier than the ex-mill rate, he said.Seminar on road safety heldMeanwhile,  National Highway and Motorway Police (NH&MWP) arranged a road safety seminar titled “Road Safety-everybody’s responsibility” at Faizul Islam Higher Secondary School, Mandra, on Thursday.NH&MWP Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Farooq Azam and Principal Faizul Islam Higher Secondary School were the chief guests on the occasion, informed NH&MWP spokesman here. The SSP, while addressing the seminar, motorway police would form various groups of students of different schools and would assign them the task to create awareness about road safety. He said that all the students would also be imparted training in NH&MWP institutions besides awarding them (students) the memberships. Farooq went on saying that briefing sessions would also be arranged on weekly basis to get fruitful results.Furthermore, a speech competition was also arranged among the students while prizes were given to the winners. At the end, NH&MWP SSP Farooq Azam presented a gift of 200 plants to the administration of Faizul Islam Higher Secondary School.FJWU organises Mefil-e-MiladMeanwhile, a Mehfil-e-Milad was organized in Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in connection with the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awal on Thursday.On the occasion, FJWU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Samina Amin Qadir was the chief guest while other eminent personalities, the chairpersons, faculty members and students attended the ceremony. On the occasion, a group of participants spoke on the topic of “Honesty and Commitment” and also shed light on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). They enlightened the audience on honesty and commitment highlighting various aspects of the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). They also emphasized that following the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was need of the hour. They said, “We could overcome all the predicaments that confront us by steadfastly following the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet (PBUH).”The soulful Mehfil-e-Milad concluded with recition of salaam and offering dua about the restoration of peace and prosperity in the country, along with the progress of the university.

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