Commissioner Noor ul Amin Mengal and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tahir Farooq are visiting Ramzan Bazaars set up in different areas of Rawalpindi division to review the arrangements and enforcement of the government rates.
The commissioner and DC had visited Committee Chowk, Double Road, Haideri Chowk, Murree Road, Dhoke Hasu, Jhelum, Gujar Khan, Adyala Road, Chungi No. 22, Chur Chowk and other Ramzan Bazzars and reviewed the arrangements besides checking rates of essential commodities.
The commissioner and DC during the visits also checked the quality of fruits, vegetables and essential commodities.
Earnest efforts were being made to provide relief to the citizens, the Commissioner said and directed the officers concerned to further improve the facilities at Ramzan bazaars.
The citizens could get registered their complaints at complaint cells set up in Ramzan bazaars, he said and informed that official social media page of Commissioner Rawalpindi could also be used to lodge complaints.
Efforts would be made to address the complaints within shortest possible time frame, he added.
Special price magistrates were deployed in Ramzan Bazaars of Rawalpindi district to take action against profiteers, he said.
The commissioner instructed the officers to ensure that separate price lists of the agriculture department must be displayed prominently at the fair price shops.
Focal persons of the departments concerned should also remain present in Ramazan bazaars to listen complaints of the citizens, he added.
The commissioner informed that a monitoring system had also been developed to check availability and supply of essential commodities to the citizens on subsidized rates.
Any stall selling expensive and unhealthy vegetables and fruits would be shut down after the imposition of heavy fines, the DC said.
The stallholders had been directed to prominently display rate lists at each stall, and the bazaars would be cleaned up on a daily basis, he added.
The spokesman informed that the district administration had set up 16 ‘Ramazan Sasta Bazaars’ in Rawalpindi district to provide relief to the citizens.