State Minister reviews prices, Corona SOPs grain market

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Staff Reporter

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mian Farrukh Habib and Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali visited grain market and inspected implementation of Corona SOPs at shops including prices of pulses and other commodities.

Assistant Commissioners – Umar Maqbool and Syed Ayub Bukhari, Chairman Market Committee Chaudhry Abrar Rasheed Dhillon and others officers concerned were also present.

The Minister of State and DC, while reviewing the quality of pulses and sale at fixed prices at the grain market, asked the shopkeepers to sell only standard items to consumers.

He also stressed the need for maintaining supply chain functional during the lockdown at all costs.

They also caught people without facemasks at the grain market and handed them over to the police.

The Minister of State asked the shopkeepers to ensure use of facemasks and not to leave the houses without masks. The cases against the accused are being registered, so prove your responsibility to avoid punishment and ensure the use of face masks.

The DC directed the Assistant Commissioners to ensure implementation of Corona SOPs at other places including the grain market.

He said that citizens should protect themselves and others from Corona. precaution is better than suffering from an epidemic like Corona, he added.

Meanwhile, under the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ehsas Koi Bhoka Na Soye programs was underway in this connection and food packets was distributing to passers-by and travellers in different public places before Iftar through two mobile food vans. Under the programme, 2,500 Packets are being distributed on a daily basis.

DC Muhammad Ali said that since April 11, the process of distribution of 1,250 packets through each mobile food vans has been going on and a total of 72,500 packets have been distributed to-date.

He said that Mobile Food vans are driven to District Council Chowk, Samanabad, Samundari Road, Riaz Shahid Chowk, Sargodha Road, Jaranwala Road, Mansoorabad, Jhang Road, Satiana Road and other densely populated areas and food packets are being distributed in an organized way among the people present on the roads.