GUJRANWALA: On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar, 48 special Ramazan bazaars are established in Gujranwala division to provide cheap and quality food items to consumers during the holy month of Ramazan.
Providing details of the Ramazan Bazars, Commissioner Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghumman said sugar, pulses, vegetables, fruit and other essentials were available at discounted rates compared to the overall market in Ramazan bazaars. He said 16 Ramazan Bazaars had been found out in Gujranwala district, 10 in Gujarat, 8 in Sialkot and 6 in Narowal while 4 Ramazan bazaars are established in Pindi Bhattian and Hafizabad districts each.
The commissioner announced a 10-kg bag of flour was available at a reduced rate of Rs 375 while sugar was available at a reduced rate of Rs 60 per kg in these Ramazan bazaars.
In Ramazan bazaars Fruit and vegetables also available at up to 25 per cent lower prices than the traditional market, he said, adding that potatoes, onions, tomatoes, bananas, apples and dates were available at the Agriculture Fair Price Shops at special discounted price.
Chief Minister Usman Bazdar said lemon, garlic and guava would even be available at lower prices than the overall market at these shops. The commissioner directed the DCs and officers concerned to make sure the supply of all possible facilities to the patrons in these bazaars and to stay a daily check on the standard of the things altogether cases in order that the Punjab government’s priorities might be implemented and significant relief might be provided to consumers during the holy month of Ramazan.
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