LAHORE  -   Deputy Commissioner Umar Sher Chattha Sunday visited Ramazan bazaars at Township and Johar Town and inspected the arrangements and quality of fruits, vegetables and other items.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shahid Khathia, Raiwind Assistant Commissioner (AC) Hamid Rashid, Model Town AC Sonia Sadaf, Metropolitan Corporation Lahore (MCL) Chief Executive Officer, officials of market committee, and other staff were present on the occasion.

The deputy commissioner inspected food stalls, flour, sugar, chicken, and agriculture fair price shops at the Ramazan bazaars. He said that food items would be sold at low rates at Ramazan bazaars. He added that food items had been subsidised by the government at Ramazan bazaars. He stated that price control magistrates should work actively throughout the district. The deputy commissioner said that a 10kg bag of flour was available at subsidised rate of Rs400. He added that a subsidy of Rs12 per kg was being given on chicken and Rs6 per dozen on eggs at Ramazan bazaars. He said that 13 items including apples, bananas, dates, lemons, okra, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, lentils, and gram flour had been subsidised in the agriculture Fair Price Shop to provide relief to people.

He maintained that prices of food items should be displayed properly and cleanliness arrangements should be made properly at Ramazan bazaars. Umar Sher Chattha directed the staff at Ramazan bazaars to perform their duties properly.