Saira wants cheap, stan­dard items ac­ces­si­bil­ity in Ra­mazan bazars


HAFIZABAD—State Min­ster for Na­tional Health Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion and Co­or­di­na­tion, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that govern­ment is tak­ing re­sult-ori­ented, mea­sures to elim­i­nate ter­ror­ism, ex­trem­ism, poverty, un­em­ploy­ment, in­fla­tion, il­lit­er­acy from the coun­try and pro­vi­sion of dif­fer­ent ameni­ties of life to the peo­ple at their doorsteps ac­cord­ing to man­i­festo of Pak­istan Mus­lim League-N.

While ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing in Hafizabad dur­ing the visit of her con­stituency NA-103 she said that Fi­nance Min­is­ter had pre­sented farm­ers and poor friendly bud­get.

Saira Afzal Tarar warned that neg­li­gence in pro­vi­sion of cheap and stan­dard daily used items in Ra­mazan bazaars would not tol­er­ated at all.

She said that in­crease in Be­nazir In­come Sup­port Pro­gramme from the ex­ist­ing 102 bil­lion ru­pees to 115 bil­lion ru­pees and Pak­istan Baitul funds were poor friendly steps of the govern­ment.

She said that sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion in prices of fer­til­iz­ers, re­duc­tion of elec­tric­ity tar­iff for agri­cul­ture tube wells and with­drawn 7% duty on pes­ti­cides and re­duc­tion of duty on live­stock, dairy and poul­try sec­tors were farmer friendly steps which would be help­ful not only to en­hance per acre yield, in­crease in meat and milk pro­duc­tion but also to im­prove so­cio-eco­nomic con­di­tion of farm­ers.

She said that 25 bil­lion ru­pees have been al­lo­cated in the bud­get for var­i­ous health pro­grammes in­clud­ing im­mu­niza­tion, fam­ily plan­ning, Prime Min­is­ter’s na­tional health in­sur­ance and the pro­posed Can­cer Hos­pi­tal in Islamabad which is re­flect­ing com­mit­ment of the govern­ment to erad­i­cate fa­tal dis­eases from the coun­try.

She said that re­sult-ori­ented mea­sures were also pur­posed in the bud­get for the youth in­clud­ing lap­top scheme and pro­vi­sion of ed­u­ca­tional schol­ar­ships. She also lis­tened peo­ple‘s prob­lems pa­tiently and as­sured that all elec­toral prom­ise would be ful­filled dur­ing the con­sti­tu­tional term of the govern­ment.

Mean­while, vis­it­ing Ra­mazan Bazar, she said that pro­vi­sion of cheap and qual­ity com­modi­ties to the fast­ing peo­ple was to pri­or­ity of the fed­eral and Pun­jab gov­ern­ments. She said that

Govern­ment was pro­vid­ing bil­lion of ru­pees sub­sidy for en­sur­ing pro­vi­sion of cheap and qual­ity flour, sugar, fruits and veg­eta­bles in the Ra­mazan bazaars in abounded.

While talk­ing to min­ster, male and fe­male con­sumers ex­pressed their sat­is­fac­tion over ar­range­ments and pro­vi­sion of cheap com­modi­ties in the Ra­mazan bazaar and they said that pro­vi­sion of Five bil­lion of ru­pees sub­sidy is peo­ple friendly steps of the Chief Min­is­ter of the Pun­jab.

Giv­ing brief­ing to the Min­ster, DCO said that four Ra­mazan bazaar have been es­tab­lished in Hafizabad, Sukheki, Pindi Bhat­tian and Jalalpur Bhat­tian. Sugar is avail­able at the rate of 55 per kg while it was be­ing sold in open mar­ket at the rate of Rs.65, flour 10 kg bag is be­ing given at rate of Rs.290 in the Ra­mazan bazaars in­stead of Rs.340. DCO told that 20 se­cu­rity cam­eras have been in­stalled in the Ra­mazan bazaars.

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