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Special ordinances being brought to curb smuggling, hoarding: Farogh

Special ordinances being brought to curb smuggling, hoarding: Farogh
April 19, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem has said on Sunday that the special ordinance is being brought to curb the smuggling and hoarding.  Addressing a news conference, the minister said that the government has introduced an ordinance to check hoarding of essential commodities amidst spread of coronavirus. He assured to take strict action against the officers who will deal these matters carelessly. Farogh Naseem also said the new ordinance contains three-year sentence, summary trial and confiscation of the material for hoarding of wheat, sugar, flour, ghee, sanitizers, face masks and other essential items. The minister also said an anti-smuggling law is also being brought to prevent smuggling of dollars and essential commodities such as sugar and wheat through undeclared routes. He said the government will not let anyone exploit the prevailing situation. He said a law about industries is also being prepared. On the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary for Law Maleeka Bukhari said these laws are manifestation of the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and fulfillment of the PTI’s manifesto. She said the hoarding and anti-smuggling laws will bring ease in the life of the ordinary people.