The Sasta Bazaar organised by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Ramazan at the Sector G-6 weekly bazaar has been providing relief to residents of the federal capital, according to a press release of the civic agency.
Edible items of daily use, fresh vegetables, fruits, poultry and meat were available through the month of fasting for people visiting the Sasta Bazaar on a daily basis.
CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal expressed these views while chairing a meeting on Monday to review arrangements made by the authority for organising the Ramazan Sasta Bazaar and provision of facilities to the public in weekly bazaars of sectors G-6, H-9, I-9 and Bhara Kahu.
Afzal said the availability of edible items and fresh fruits and vegetables on reduced rates was ensured and appreciated the hard work of officials concerned in facilitating residents of the city.
CDA Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed apprised the chairman that the authority organised the Ramazan Sasta Bazaar at the site of G-6 weekly bazaar, in addition to the permanent weekly bazaars, which remained functional during Ramazan.
The stallholders were facilitated by CDA, he said, adding that edible items were made available in a huge quantity and stalls were provided to vendors free of cost.
Ahmed said the rates for Ramazan Sasta Bazaar were approved in light of a detailed survey of wholesale rates by the concerned formation of CDA in Sector I-11 Fruit and Vegetable Market, adding a large number of people visited the Sasta Bazaar on a daily basis.
The administration and estate informed the chairman that strict security measures had been taken to avoid any untoward incident while the concerned formation of the authority established an effective monitoring system for availability of quality edible items at approved rates and standard weight.
Afzal expressed his satisfaction over the arrangement of the Sasta Bazaar and directed concerned formation of the authority to device a comprehensive strategy for arranging the Ramazan Sasta Bazaar at other weekly bazaars next year.
He directed the bazaar administration to ensure the availability of edible items of daily use in all CDA weekly bazaars soon after Eidul Fitr holidays to avoid any inconvenience to the public.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2014.