Federal Cabinet under Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to introduce an Ordinance to strictly punish hoarders and smugglers.

Federal cabinet which met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair reviewed and discussed various important issues.

Briefing media about the meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the cabinet was briefed about the proposed legislation to provide facilitation to construction sector.

She said an ordinance is being introduced to control inflation in the country and to ensure uninterrupted supply of items of daily use.

Federal Cabinet also decided to include strict punishments in the proposed legislation against hoarders and smugglers.

The cabinet congratulated and appreciated the efforts of Dr. Sania Nishtar and Ehsaas team in disbursement of cash to needy and eligible persons under its emergency cash relief program.

The Prime Minister said Ehsaas program has been started on merit and transparency to give eligible persons their due right.

The Prime Minister appreciated the performance of provincial governments and district administration in the dispensation of Ehsaas project.

SAPM Firdous Ashiq Awan said provinces are playing a crucial role in implementation of this program on merit and transparency. She said focal persons are being appointed for smooth working of the programme.