Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed while chairing a high-level meeting to review the prices of daily use items and the Ramzan Package at the Civil Secretariat on Monday, ordered for special steps to monitor quality, supply and prices of eatables ahead of the fasting month. He said rate lists should be displayed at shops to control the prices of commodities. He also called for better arrangements at Ramzan bazaars on June 3.
He also discussed government’s Ramzan Package, claiming flour, sugar, pulses, ghee, vegetables and fruits would be available at concession prices. In his briefing, Industries secretary told the meeting that 350 Ramzan bazaars would be set up throughout the province and Agriculture department would establish fair price shops in these bazaars.
He said 1,642 price control magistrates would be placed to monitor the prices and 2,000 Madni dastarkhawans would also be set up to help the opening and closing of the fasting. Those also present were MPA Haji Nawaz, Additional Chief Secretary Shumail Ahad Khwaja, Food and Finance secretaries and Lahore commissioner.
Source: Business Recorder