LAHORE - On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, crackdown is continuing against the hoarders of sugar throughout the province and lakhs of bags of sugar have been recovered from the hoarders and strict action is being taken against the persons indulging in hoarding as per law. Chief Minister has set up a special cell in his secretariat for supervising the activities of hoarders and profiteers and action against them. This cell will work round the clock. According to the information received throughout the province raid had been conducted on Adam Sugar Mill Chishtian for not disclosing the stock by its administration and more than 600,000 bags of sugar were recovered. Similarly, 5,400 bags of sugar were recovered by the DCO Vehari during crackdown whereas 10,000 bags of sugar were recovered by the police during a raid at Gulshan Ravi Lahore. More than 200,000 sugar bags were recovered during the raids at Lahore, Faisalabad, Melsi, Pakpattan, Burewala, Chichawatni, Haroonabad, Jaranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Rawalpindi, Multan and Gujrat. Meanwhile, according to the spokesman of Punjab government, crackdown was being launched against hoarders and not against the owners of sugar mills. He further said hoarding was the basic reason of increase in the price of sugar before Ramzan-ul-Mubarak and bringing the sugar in the market as a result of crackdown would definitely help in reducing the price of sugar.