Deputy Commissioner Capt (Retd) Anwar Ul Haq has directed the shopkeepers to display price lists at a specific place and ensure the quality of commodities of daily use items.
During a visit to Ramzan Bazaar set up at Adaila road on Thursday, he said the promise of providing relief to the citizens through Sasta Bazaars made by the government would be fulfilled and every effort would be made to provide maximum relief to the citizens.
DC directed the authorities to ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding anti-COVID-19 at the bazaar according to guidelines issued by the Punjab government.
He said that any complaint regarding sugar shortage would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against those creating artificial hike.
Anwar said that the objective of setting up of sasta Ramzan to provide daily use items to the residents on controlled rates, adding any shopkeeper found involved in hoarding, profiteering and the adulteration would not only be fined but to be arrested “he added.