Lahore : Representatives of trading bodies held a detailed meeting with Minister for Industry & Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal at the office of DC Lahore.
The trading bodies agreed to decrease the rate of interest on essential items for providing relief to the common man. They assured to the government that traders are ready to cooperate with the PTI government for giving relief to the masses. They also lauded the waiving of scales fee by the government and thanked Mian Aslam Iqbal for his supportive role.
Talking to them, Mian Aslam Iqbal said that government is willing to give relief to the masses in cooperation with the traders adding that prices of daily use items should remain stable so that people may not be burdened. He said that ample availability of essential items will be ensured in model bazaars and Sunday bazaars and no compromise will be made on weight and measure. The people found involved in using substandard weights will be fined and jailed as well. Legislation will be done in this regard, he added.
He said that traders should set up maximum stalls in model Sunday bazaars and assured that problems of the traders relating to vegetable markets will be solved on priority basis. He said that monitoring system will be devised for giving relief to the people and no one will be allowed to exploit the people in the name of profiteering.
DC Lahore and concerned officials were present on the occasion.