MUZAFFARGARH - Provincial Secretary of Social Welfare and Baitul Maal Sardar Akram Javed Thursday paid rich tributes to the volunteers who served the flood-it people.He was delivering his speech at a certificates distribution ceremony at District Council Hall, which was also addressed by District Coordination Officer Tahir Khurshid Chaudhry, District Officer Social Welfare Officer Ch Muhammad Saleem Akhtrar, Mian Noor Ahmed Farani and City Press Club President Dr Khalid Mehmood Zaffar Chaudhry. The secretary said the protection covers a wide range of activities that are aimed at ensuring respect for the rights of all individuals, regardless of their age, gender or social, ethnic, national, religious or other background. This requires a collaborative and coordinated response by various national and international actors with diverse mandates, expertise and experience. He said the worst floods in the history of the world hit Pakistan in August 2010, which affected an estimated 20 million people. Volunteers implemented humanitarian activities in Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Jhang and Multan in Punjab and Sukkur, Dadu and Kashmore in Sindh.Drive against profiteers continues: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, special teams constituted by the district administration have launched campaign against profiteers to ensure availability of daily-use items on fixed rates in different bazaars and markets. According to the daily special report issued here by DCO Tahir Khursheed Chaudhry, raids were conducted in various areas of Alipur, Jatoi, Muzaffargarh and Kot Addu tehsils. During the inspection, a total 22 shopkeepers were fined for different violations and subsequently fines amounting to thousands of rupees were also recovered from them on the spot. Similarly, Special Magistrates Sajjad Hussain during routine checking at Shah Jamal, found shopkeepers selling commodities on prices more than the fixed rates. Cases were registered against them.