RAWALPINDI: Rate of vegetables and fruits fluctuate every day, therefore the official rate list should be prepared on daily basis to save vendors from undue action for overcharging, Rawalpindi DC Anwarul Haq directed district administration offcials concerned.
DC Haq was at the Islamabad vegetable and fruit market in early hours of Friday when trucks offload the produce for auction. He made round of various shops and checked rates of vegetables and fruits being auctioned there.
He directed the officers concerned of the administration to prepare rate lists on daily basis. The move was aimed at discouraging undue profiteering by evolving a mechanism of determining the prices keeping in view wholesale rates, transportation charges of the shopkeepers and then fixing of retail prices with a just profit.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2020.