RAWALPINDI – City District Government has approved establishment of bazaars where fresh and quality eatables will be available at subsidized rates during the whole month of Ramadan.
The approval for special Ramadan bazaars has been given following the directives of Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif.
As many as 14 Ramadan bazaars will be established at Committee Chowk, in front of Nawaz Sharif Park, Dhok Kala Khan, Chungi number 22, Chohr Chowk and near Liaquat Bagh where edibles of standard quality will be sold starting from the first day of Ramadan.
The Ramadan bazaars will sell commodities at rates 15 to 30 percent lesser than the open market prices.
A meeting has been called in the next week in the chairmanship of DCO Rawalpindi, Saqib Zafar to set prices of certain products in consultation with traders, officers of Revenue Department, representatives of Merchant Association, Flour Mills Dealers and meat-sellers.
To ensure availability of commodities at decided rates, officers of Revenue Department will be assigned the temporary powers of Price Magistrate.
They will monitor the Ramadan Bazaars and also raid those selling goods at prices higher than the specified rates.
It is likely that Utility Stores will also lessen the prices of commodities of daily use by 15 to 35 per cent.