The Chief Secretary Punjab on Saturday paid a surprise visit to Wahdat Colony Ramzan Bazaar and reviewed the quality, prices and availability of essential items.
The Chief Secretary also issued orders for suspension of Assistant Municipal Officer (AMO) Suhail Gondal over absence from duty.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary said that providing maximum relief to the common man during the holy month of Ramzan is top priority of the government.
Asking the officers to perform their duties diligently, the Chief Secretary warned that negligence would not be tolerated in any case.
He said that arrangements in Ramzan bazaars and price control measures are being reviewed on a daily basis.
He directed that besides prices a strict check be kept on quality, demand and supply of eatables, adding that no compromise can be made on quality.
The Chief Secretary mentioned that due to subsidy on select items their demand is high but there would be no shortage of any commodity.
He directed that sufficient quantity of eatables including flour and sugar be made available in Ramzan bazaars.
He also listened to the complaints of buyers and issued necessary directions for their resolution.
He asked the authorities to take all possible measures for facilitation of consumers in Ramzan bazaars and increase the number of counters to reduce rush of people, besides setting up separate counters for elderly and women.
The Chief Secretary said that as per directions of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister Punjab, strict monitoring of prices and availability of eatables is being carried out.
He also issued directions to the assistant commissioner Model Town regarding enforcement of coronavirus precautions such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance at Ramzan bazaars.