Ramazan package: Govt to set up 318 makeshift bazaars

These bazaars will provide essential commodities at discounted prices.


Our Correspondent April 20, 2017
These bazaars will provide essential commodities at discounted prices. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The Punjab government has announced to set up 318 Ramazan and 27 model bazaars across the province from May 24. These makeshift markets will provide essential commodities to the citizens at discounted prices during the holy month.

Punjab Minister for Planning and Development Malik Nadeem Kamran announced this at a meeting held on Wednesday to review Ramazan Package. Punjab Chief Secretary Captain (retd) Zahid Saeed, provincial secretaries for food, industries and other senior officials of the departments concerned participated in the meeting.

The minister directed food, agriculture, industries and other relevant departments to complete their work so that the proposed Ramazan Package could be presented to the Punjab chief minister for formal approval. The participants of the meeting were informed that these bazaars would remain open from 9:00am to 6:00pm during Ramazan.

Addressing the meeting, Nadeem said availability of fruits, vegetables and others eatables be ensured during Ramazan besides import of items, which were not available locally in sufficient quantity. He directed the relevant department to check statistics of demand and supply of commodities during the month of Ramazan in previous years and in case of less stocks importers be asked for importing these items.

The minister and the chief secretary directed strict control on quality of commodities and weights and measures in Ramazan bazaars.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2017.

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