Food for thought: Shehbaz reviews arrangements for Ramazan bazaars

CM says Ramazan bazaars would ensure quality food at low price for citizens.


Our Correspondent April 26, 2017
CM says Ramazan bazaars would ensure quality food at low price for citizens. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Ramazan bazaars would be set up to ensure quality food at low price for citizens.

The chief minister expressed these views on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting to review measures to set up the Ramazan bazaars.

It was decided to set up 318 agriculture fair price shops under the Agriculture Department where fruits and vegetables would be available at wholesale rates. He also ordered authorities to ensure that the rates of all food items are displayed on digital boards in Ramazan bazaars.

He said DCs and DPOs would monitor the auction process at markets. Shehbaz said a crackdown must be launched against profiteers and he would personally monitor measures aimed at providing relief to the people.

The chief minister took note of the shortage of gunny bags at the wheat procurement centre in Narowal.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2017.

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