The Sindh government has shown its willingness to immediately re-notify, and if need be, reconstitute the Consumer Protection Council set up in the wake of the notification of Consumer Courts in 2019.
The commitment was expressed by Sindh Agriculture, Supply, and Prices Secretary, Abdul Rahim Soomro, while speaking at a seminar was organized by the Helpline Trust to mark the Word Consumer Rights Day.
In his opening remarks, Helpline Trust’s Founding Trustee, Hamid A Maker said that a mass awareness campaign was compulsory to ensure protection of consumer rights in the country.
The Secretary Agriculture said that he would immediately move a summary to the provincial cabinet to re-notify or reconstitute the Consumer Protection Council and invited the stakeholders present at the seminar to meet with him in this connection.
On behalf of the Sindh government, he also assured fullest support to run a proper mass awareness campaign to make people of the province know about their due rights as enshrined in the Sindh Consumer Protection Act-2014.Ms. Nageen, Head of Corporate and Government Affairs of National Foods also gave an exam
ple of a successful scaling up of an initiative on the part of their industry to train the farmers to produce quality products to benefit their consumers. The Sindh Government picked up the model to implement it on a larger scale.
Vice-President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Athar Sultan Chawla, urged the government to effectively implement rights of both the producers and consumers of goods in the country.