Lahore:Punjab government is ensuring provision of daily-use items at subsidized rates at Ramzan Bazaars and fare-price shops, where these are available in abundance. The essential items of daily-use are being sold at Ramzan Bazaars at Rs.3 to 13 less than compared the market price.
This was informed by Secretary Industries Punjab Dr. Shujaat Ali, here today. He said that the rates, fair-price shops and Ramzan Bazaars are as follows: Potato at Rs.20 per kg, Onions Rs.24 per kg, lady finger Rs.28, bitter gourd Rs.22, round gourd Rs.22, Dates Rs.151, gram pulse Rs.80, gram flour Rs.82 and Rice Rs.87 per kg.
Secretary Industries further informed that at 1500 Dastarkhwans, throughout the province, as many as 170909 persons including 22878 women and 148031 men at 1500 Dastarkhwan in the province which included Sehri and Aftari. He said that as many as 180192 bags of Atta were dispatched to Ramazan Bazaars, out of which 122164 flour bags have been sold. Similarly, on the 9th of Ramazan-ul-Mubarik, 175267 KG sugar was sold while 1449310kg sugar has been sold in Ramazan Bazaars so far.
Dr. Shujaat Ali further apprised that 1312 monitoring teams had price magistrates, conducted 1202 raids, while 26 shopkeepers were arrested and cases, in relevant police stations, were registered against them on the charge of profiteering. He said that a fine of Rs.819601 has also been recovered from these shopkeepers.