KARACHI - Commissioner Hashim Raza Zaidi has started crackdown against flour mills, involved in overcharging against the flour rates fixed by the provincial government.

The decision ahead of the action against the flour mill owners has been taken as Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah took notice of price-hike of flour.

The commissioner chaired a meeting at his office following the directives of Sindh Chief Minister urged to ensure sale of flour at the rates fixed by Sindh government.

Secretary Food Aftab Ahmed Memon, Chairman Pakistan Flour Mills Association Sindh Chaudhry Ansar Javed and other top officials were also present in the meeting. He ordered the officials concerned to take action against flour mill owners who are involved in overcharging.

He directed that all deputy commissioners in their jurisdictions take effective steps to ensure flour sale at ex-mill rate as Rs33 per kg and retail price as Rs34.50 per kg. Commissioner added that stern action would be taken against the millers selling the flour at excessive rates.

He said that action against such mill owners would be launched from Wednesday and report of the crackdown will submit to the commissioner on daily basis.

Zaidi also directed the officers concerned to check retailers also.