Special Assistant to the Chief Minister (SACM) of Punjab on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said the existing Ramazan bazaars set up across the province would be transformed into Eid bazaars by ensuring availability of items used on the occasion of Eidul-Fitr at subsidised rates.
Speaking to the media during her visit to the Ramzan sasta bazaar established at Haidri Chowk, the SACM said that the timing of the bazaars would be increased in order to provide maximum relief to the residents of the province.
She said that the purpose of imposing lockdown during Eid holidays was to contain further spread of novel coronavirus and to ensure public safety.
Dr Firdous that the government was fighting against the corrupt mafia with the help of public representatives, adding there would be a complete ban on Eid Milan parties of politicians to restrict the spread of Covid-19 virus.
She said that a mechanism is being devised to regulate the price of chicken and cooking oil on the pattern of controlling sugar prices.
Dr Awan said to control inflation during Ramazan, public representatives are carrying out regular visits of the bazaars to monitor the prices, adding strict action is also being taken by the administration against profiteers causing an artificial price hike.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2021.