LAHORE– Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar on Tuesday paid surprise visits to Ramadan bazaars in the provincial capital, hearing complaints of consumers and issuing directions for resolving their problems.
The Chief Secretary accompanied by Commissioner Lahore Division Mujtaba Piracha reviewed quality, demand and supply, prices of commodities and other arrangements in Ramadan bazaars of Islampura, Gulshan Ravi, and Wahdat Colony.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary said officers would have to work hard for making Ramadan bazaars beneficial for people in real sense.
He mentioned all officers have been assigned duties regarding visits to Ramadan bazaars, warning that negligence would not be tolerated in any case.
He asked the officers to pay surprise visits to Ramadan bazaars to ensure best arrangements, adding that performance in this regard would be reviewed on a daily basis.
The Chief Secretary said the Punjab government is giving huge subsidy on selected eatables to provide relief to people during the holy month.
He ordered as well as prices strict check also be kept on quality, demand and supply to avoid shortage of any commodity.
He said that number of price control magistrates has been increased in the province to ensure availability of daily-use items at fixed price in open market like Ramadan bazaars.
Mr Khokhar also issued directions regarding display of rate lists at shops, saying that price control measures would continue even after Ramadan.— PRESS HANDOUT