ISLAMABAD               -                Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said that providing relief to the people in the wake of outbreak of coronavirus was top priority of the government. In a Tweet, she said the ordinance against hoarding was a clear manifestation of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s commitment to protect the public from inflation and hoarding. She said that those taking advantage of the problems of the people deserved no leniency and such elements will be dealt with an iron hand. The ordinance would punish those who make profit by hoarding and profiteering, she said. The SAPM said that under the ordinance, hoarders would get 3 years imprisonment and fine worth 50 percent of the value of confiscated goods. She said that the initiative was taken to facilitate the people in view of the situation arising out of outbreak of coronavirus in the country. She reiterated that uninterrupted supply of the essential goods was the government’s primary responsibility. She appealed to people to inform the administration about hoarders and receive 10 percent of the seized goods as a reward.