Scores of people from areas in the vicinity of Jhang Road on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against the provision of substandard products in Saddar Ramazan Bazaar.
The protesters gathered at the Jhang Road and blocked it for vehicular traffic for a few hours.
Malik Mumtaz of the Labour Qaumi Movement (LQM), one of the protesters, said district authorities had established the Ramazan Bazaar near the residence of Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) Mian Ajmal. He said no official had bothered to inspect the bazaar. Mumtaz said stall owners had been selling substandard products at inflated rates. He said they had been openly fleecing the people.
Mumtaz said locals had made several complaints on this account to no avail. He said no one had bothered to inspect the bazaar.
The banner-wielding protesters raised slogans and obstructed the flow of traffic. They called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to take notice of their grievance. The demonstrators also threatened to block the Saddar Bypass for traffic before dispersing on their own accord.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2015.
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