Cabinet body to monitor essential items provision at Ramazan bazars
LAHORE—On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Provincial Cabinet Committee has been constituted to monitor on regular basis the arrangements for provision of quality essential items to the masses in Ramadan Bazaars. The committee will review measures for provision of relief to the citizens under Ramadan Package and submit its report on daily basis.
The members of the committee will regularly monitor the arrangements made in Ramadan bazaars. The committee will also monitor the visits of provincial ministers, special assistants, advisors, parliamentary secretaries and admin- istrative secretaries as well as DCOs, DPOs and other administrative and district officers.
The committee will hold its meetings on regular basis in Ramadan and submit its report to the Chief Minister. Provincial Minister for Food, Minister for Industries and Minister for Agriculture will be the convener of the committee while Chief Secretary will be its co-convener.
Additional Chief Secretary, Member Provincial Assembly Waheed Gul, Chairman Chief Minister’s Inspection Team, Secretary I&C, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board, Secretary IC&I, Special Secretary Agriculture, Director Food, Additional IG Special Branch and other officers will be members of the committee. Quetta: Following the orders of Chief Minister Balochistan, special vigilance teams visited bazaars in the provincial capital and arrested 38 profiteers found selling out edible items while violating government rates.
The teams headed by Assistant Commissioners and Special Magistrates paid surprise visits to several markets and bazaars and checked the rates of commodities. They arrested 38 shopkeepers found in profiteering. The teams also raided five factories found manufacturing sub-standard and fake ice cream in the name of branded ice cream.
The officials said that special magistrates had been assigned to pay surprise visits to the areas within their jurisdiction to check sale of edibles and commodities at government rates. They said that the shopkeepers found in profiteering would be arrested and sent to jail. They said that the government was ensuring all available facilities to people during the holy month of Ramazan.
Later, they called the police and held 18 profiteers and warned others to remain strict to the government’s fixed price list while selling food items.—APP
MULTAN: In charge of Ramazan Bazars MPA Sultana Shaheen checking price lists of food items during her visit to Ramazan Bazar.