PPA pro­vid­ing sub­sidy on eggs, chicken in Ra­mazan Bazaars

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

SALIM AHMED LA­HORE—Pak­istan Poul­try As­so­ci­a­tion (PPA) NZ Chair­man Rai Mansab Ali Kharal has an­nounced to pro­vide poul­try prod­ucts at sub­si­dized rates at all Ra­mazan Bazaars set up in 36 dis­tricts of the province. The sale of sub­si­dized chicken and eggs has al­ready been started from first of Ra­mazan, with poul­try chicken prices re­duced by Rs10 per kg, eggs rates cut by Rs5 per dozen against the rates of open mar­ket.

Rai Mansab Ali Kharal said that with the ad­vent of holy month of Ra­mazan, the prof­i­teers try to hoard daily kitchen items in or­der to mint money. That is why the PPA has de­cided to join hands with the Pun­jab gov­ern­ment to fa­cil­i­tate the pub­lic by pro­vid­ing poul­try prod­ucts at sub­si­dized prices in Ra­mazan Bazaars. He as­sured the gov­ern­ment that PPA will pro­vide sub­sidy of Rs10 a kg on chicken and Rs5 on eggs through­out the province, as com­pared to the open mar­ket. He said that as a re­sult of re­duc­tion in poul­try and chicken rates in Ra­mazan Bazaars, even those dis­tricts would also ben­e­fit where there is neg­li­gi­ble pro­duc­tion of poul­try.

The PPA chair­man, on this oc­ca­sion, said the poul­try sec­tor is one of the most or­gan­ised agro-based sec­tors of Pak­istan. He said poul­try sec­tor had been serv­ing the na­tion since 962 and pro­vid­ing af­ford­able poul­try prod­ucts to the masses to ful­fil the re­quire­ments of an­i­mal pro­tein. Poul­try at present con­trib­utes 40 per­cent of the to­tal meat con­sump­tion and gen­er­ates em­ploy­ment and in­come for about fif­teen hun­dred thou­sands peo­ple. He ap­pre­ci­ated the Pun­jab CM Shehbaz Sharif and Sec­re­tary Live­stock Nasim Sadiq to es­tab­lish Ra­mazan Bazars. He added that Poul­try As­so­ci­a­tion was reg­u­larly pay­ing sub­sidy to the shop­keep­ers. He said that PPA con­vener of Ra­mazan Bazars Tariq Javed is mon­i­tor­ing the sale of sub­si­dized eggs and chick­ens in all bazars.

He said that be­sides pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment agencies the PPA’s own mon­i­tor­ing teams are con­tin­u­ously on vis­it­ing the Ra­mazan Bazaars to check the true im­ple­men­ta­tion of PPA and Pun­jab gov­ern­ment agree­ment, un­der which the As­so­ci­a­tion is sup­ply­ing stock of chicken and eggs to Ra­mazan Bazaars at sub­si­dized rates.

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