MUZAFFARGARH– Deputy Commissioner Muzaffargarh Dr Ehtasham Anwar chaired a meeting of the District Price Control Committee on Monday to review prices of household items in the markets of district during the holy month of Ramadan.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue Atta ul Haq, representatives of all concerned departments, market committees and all Assistant Commissioners were present.
Addressing the meeting, the DC directed the members of price control committee to implement the prescribed prices of items in all the markets and ensure that consumers were charged the same rate during the holy month of Ramadan.
He said the district administration was serving the people of Muzaffargarh in all manners, adding shopkeepers and wholesalers had been directed to display price list prominently at their shops and sell items at government’s prescribed rates.
“If any shopkeeper is found selling the products more other than the price given by price control committee, a strict action will be taken against him,he added.
He said that relief must be given to the people during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Deputy Commissioner said edible items of good quality should be available abundantly and the benefits should reach the public at any cost.
He said that price control magistrates should monitor prices of foodstuff on daily basis. He said indiscriminate crackdown should be launched against profiteers and black marketers.
He directed the authorities to ensure provision of all out facilities to the people visiting Ramadan Bazaars and added that sufficient security and parking arrangements should also be made outside Ramadan Bazaars.
He has directed the administration to ensure implementation of price control mechanism for Ramadan bazaars also.
Anwar said relief to citizens in Ramadan should not be limited to mere announcements, adding stern action should be taken against hoarders and black marketers.
He informed the meeting that eight cheap Ramadan bazaars had been established throughout the district where commodities of daily use and edibles would be available to consumers at rates lower than the market.
“There will be no compromise over public interest and strict action would be taken against violators.”
The DC urged price control magistrates to monitor, regulate and fix retail prices of essential food items in general markets.— PRESS HANDOUT