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Food Department starts providing atta at subsidized rates:Sardar Zulifqar

Lahore:Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that the Food Department has started provision of atta at subsidized rates in Ramazan Bazaars, which have been set up throughout the province under the Chief Minister’s Ramazan Package.

He informed this while presiding over a meeting of special committee set up to monitor Ramazan Package. High ranking officers belonging to food department, industry, police and other departments were also present. Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that the duties to monitor Ramzan package has been assigned to provincial ministers, advisors and elected representatives. He informed that the elected representatives who will monitor the Ramazan bazaars include; Members National Assembly Bilal Yasin in Lahore, Rana Tanvir Hussain in Sheikhupura, Muhammad Hanif Abbasi in Rawalpindi, provincial ministers Malik Nadeem Kamran in Sahiwal, Malik Muhammad Iqbal Chunnar in Bahawalpur, Malik Ahmed Ali in Dera Ghazi Khan, Haji Ehsan ud Din Qureshi in Multan, Ch. Abdul Ghafoor in Faisalabad, Mian Mansha Ullah Butt in Gujranwala, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz in Sargodha Division whereas Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri in Kasur. Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that special programme of visits to these Ramazan Bazaars, beginning from the first of Ramazan, have been formulated, according to which the special committee would check every district headquarter to monitor the implementation of Ramazan package. He informed that the special committee, in performance of its duty, would use Chief Minister’s aero plane and helicopter. Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that in these bazaars edibles would be available at subsidized rates with sugar at Rs.50 per kilo, 10 kilo flour bag at Rs.230, gram pulse at Rs.80 per kg, baison at Rs.82 per kg while ghee and chicken meat would be Rs.5 and Rs.10 cheaper than the open market respectively. He said that as many as 322 Ramazan bazaars are being set up throughout the province, whereas 1974 fair price shops are being set up to provide quality daily use items at subsidized rates. Furthermore, the Advisor added, throughout the province, as many as 843 aftar dastarkhwans are being established, while 1312 price magistrates have been deputed to check the prices of essential items in the Ramazan bazaars.

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