RAWALPINDI: Three more Sahulat bazaars were set up in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, taking their total number in the district to 11.
Food items are available in these bazaars at less than the official rates. These bazaars have been set up at Rawal Road, Committee Chowk, Haideri Chowk, Model Bazaar, Chur Chowk and Gulzar-i-Quaid.
Deputy Commissioner Anwarul Haq visited the bazaars on Tuesday and said these were being closely monitored to ensure food items are available to the public at prices lower than the government rates.
He said vegetables, fruits, poultry and groceries have been provided in the bazaars. Vegetables and fruits are available in Sahulat bazaars at Rs5 to Rs10 less than the government rates.
On the instructions of the Punjab government, six Sahulat bazaars have also been set up in the district of Attock.
Deputy Commissioner Ali Annan Qammar visited the bazaars at Attock city, Hassanabdal and Hazro and checked the arrangements. He reviewed availability, quality and quantity of essential commodities, especially wheat flour.
The DC asked the assistant commissioners to ensure that essential commodities are available to the consumers in the bazaars.
In Hassanabdal, Assistant Commissioner Zunaira Jalil informed the DC that a 20 kg bag of flour will be available at Rs845, 10kg flour bag at Rs410 and sugar at Rs 85 per kg in the bazaars. She said price magistrates had launched a crackdown against profiteers and hoarders and were imposing heavy fines on them. She said a complaint cell has also been established at the Sahulat bazaar.
Published in Dawn, October 21st, 2020