During a surprise visit to Wahdat Colony Ramazan Bazaar to reviewed quality, prices and availability of essential items, Punjab Chief Secretary (CS) Jawwad Rafique Malik on Saturday issued orders for suspension of Assistant Municipal Officer (AMO) over absence from duty.
Speaking on the occasion, the CS said providing maximum relief to the common man during Ramazan was a top priority of the government. While issuing the suspension order of AMO Suhail Gondal over dereliction of duty, the CS asked the officers to perform their duties diligently. He warned that negligence would not be tolerated in any case.
He said that arrangements in Ramazan bazaars and price control measures were being reviewed daily. He directed the officers that besides prices a strict check be kept on quality, demand and supply of eatables, adding that no compromise can be made on quality.
The chief secretary mentioned that due to subsidy on selected items their demand was high but there would be no shortage of any commodity.
He directed the officers concerned that a sufficient quantity of edibles including flour and sugar be made available at Ramazan Bazaars.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2021.