Lahore—Punjab Minister for Minority Affairs & Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sindhu has said that the Punjab govt. has made elaborated arrangements for providing relief to the consumers during the holy month of Ramazan under which essential commodities were being provided on specially reduced and controlled prices in Ramzan Bazaras.
He stated this while visiting the Ramzan Bazars working in different areas in the city. The occasion. The Minister interacted with the consumers and asked from them about the benefits and arrangements of Ramazan Bazars.
He said that special Ramazan Package worth of Rs. 5 billion was being implemented announced by CM Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for the welfare of common man. He went to Ramazan Bazar at Riaz Shahid Chowk, Millat road and other localities and visited stalls of vegetables, fruits and grocery items. He examined the quality of essential commodities and their prices and directed the duty staff for making special arrangements to maintain the freshness of vegetables and fruits.
He inspected the Sasti Sugar stalls and observed the sale process. He also checked the rate of the flour bags and said that the weighing scales should be checked regularly. The Minister checked the record of complaint center and medical camps and directed that the people complaints should immediately be redressed and the arrangements of Ramazan Bazars should be maintained as complaint free.
He appreciated the efforts of district administration for successful holding of Ramazan Bazars and asked the Price Control Magistrates to take strict actions against profiteers for curbing the trend of price hike in the general market. AC Sadar Rafia Haider informed that total numbers of 19 Ramazan Bazars were working in the district and being supervised by the duty officers for maintaining arrangements.
She informed about the facilities being provided in the Ramazan Bazars and said that special arrangements had been made for the comfort of senior citizens, disables and women consumers besides setting up complaint center, medical camps and installation of CCTV Cameras for security purpose.